I've run into language dictatorships before and the downside was delays. If you want it done, just let the programmer choose and move forward.
The only downside could be the lack of the right version of VB6 or .net. I had to get the Enterprise version to talk proper to SQL.
I don't know where is appropriate to post this question, but anyway... Our company is going to develop a system (that includes finance, inventory, store, delivery and etc.) using MS SQL Server 2000 as the database. The program also requires the user to be able to access via the Internet using a web-based platform.
We are considering whether to develop the program using Visual Basic 6.0 or .NET Framework 2.0 (or Framework 1.1). Visual Basic 6.0 because our IT programmers are more familiar with the language and it's more stable. What would be your advice?