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Licensing and availability of VBIDE

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I have a team working on a side project, and we're thinking of releasing the
results under the GPL. I just thought about the fact that we're making use of
the the VBIDE library from within our code, though. I can't remember if that
library exists by default after installing Access, or if it must be otherwise
obtained. Did I get it by installing VS6, for example?

Does anyone know the answers to these questions:

1. In what ways can people legally obtain the VBIDE library?
2. Any problem distributing a GPL application that relies on VBIDE so long as
we're not trying to distribute the VBIDE along with the program? What if we
-are- wanting to try to distribute VBIDE?

Nov 13 '05 #1
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AFAIK, and generally speaking, it is not redistributable unless you have
licensed VBA.
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"Steve Jorgensen" <no****@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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I have a team working on a side project, and we're thinking of releasing the results under the GPL. I just thought about the fact that we're making use of the the VBIDE library from within our code, though. I can't remember if that library exists by default after installing Access, or if it must be otherwise obtained. Did I get it by installing VS6, for example?

Does anyone know the answers to these questions:

1. In what ways can people legally obtain the VBIDE library?
2. Any problem distributing a GPL application that relies on VBIDE so long as we're not trying to distribute the VBIDE along with the program? What if we -are- wanting to try to distribute VBIDE?

Nov 13 '05 #2

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On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 09:24:14 -0700, "Michael \(michka\) Kaplan [MS]"
<mi*****@online.microsoft.com> wrote:
AFAIK, and generally speaking, it is not redistributable unless you have
licensed VBA.


I think I miscommunicated, then. I just meand the VBIDE library, the one with
the long name "Visual Basic For Applications Extensibility ...". I don't mean
the that I want to distribute the actual IDE as part of the product.
Nov 13 '05 #3

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Steve Jorgensen <no****@nospam.nospam> wrote in
news:6a********************************@4ax.com:
On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 09:24:14 -0700, "Michael \(michka\) Kaplan
[MS]"
<mi*****@online.microsoft.com> wrote:
AFAIK, and generally speaking, it is not redistributable unless
you have licensed VBA.


I think I miscommunicated, then. I just meand the VBIDE library,
the one with the long name "Visual Basic For Applications
Extensibility ...". I don't mean the that I want to distribute
the actual IDE as part of the product.


I don't have VB6 installed on my PC, and there's no such library
listed.

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David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #4

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