using Visual Basic in open source projects

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Jul 23 03:06:56 UTC 2008

Tzeng, Nigel H. wrote:
> So...there's no issues with running in the "Free World".  Especially 
> given that you can run proprietary apps on Linux which represents the 
> main "free" operating system anyway.  That paragraph is misleading in 
> this context.

The paragraph is not misleading.  You are misinterpreting it.  It is not 
saying you /can't/ license a VB6 program under the GPL (note that it 
says "If you do this", which means you can do it).  It's saying if you 
do so, your program can't be used in a free software only environment.

Matt Flaschen

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