CORRECTED: Microsoft Strongly Denies VB 6 Going Open Source, Sources Retract Statement
Redmond Developer News has retracted its earlier report that Microsoft had told MVPs at the Tech-Ed Conference that it planned to open source the Visual Basic 6 programming language.
Microsoft's Doug Seven, director of product management for Visual Studio tools and languages, strongly denied a story reported here earlier that Microsoft planned to open source VB 6.
"There's no more solid source than me. It's not true," he said.
The statement was in response to a story published earlier on this site that said that the rumor of VB6 being opened source, first heard at Tech-Ed and then spread on Twitter, was confirmed by an independent source.
After a Microsoft spokeswoman provided a statement from Doug Seven, RDN contacted the independent source again to re-confirm the reported information. The independent source then retracted his statements.
The original poster on Twitter has also retracted his statement.
RDN regrets for the error.
Kathleen Richards is the editor of RedDevNews.com and executive editor of Visual Studio Magazine.