I'm developing software in VB.NET and C#.NET and planning to release their source codes as fully open source. Are these projects "open-source" safe?
My doubts are:
- VB.NET and C#.NET are using the .NET framework which is not open source.
- The source codes depends on the compiler and the IDE, although there's 100% open source and compatible alternatives provided, it is confirmed to be buggy and incompatible with my project.
- My projects were using the Jet 4.0 OLE DB, which is not open source either.
- Files like .Designer.vb, Microsoft ResX Schema, the Solution file, or the .vbproj etc that are generated by the Visual Studio
Maybe I didn't have enough knowledge on open-source in the field where the codes released can be mixed with non open-source, or the codes can be released as open source even though developed and generated on a non open-source IDE.
Am I still eligible to hold the "open-source project" title? Can the codes be released as open-source? If so, what kind of open source license that are compatible based on the criteria above?