Sizing Up the Rumored Windows Code Leak

The leak is apparently real

This afternoon, news sites are abuzz with rumors that some or all the source code for Windows NT and 2000 leaked out onto the Internet.

I find it hard to believe that source code would leak. After all, companies put source code under lock and key, typically with no outside access available. Microsoft apparently is treating the leak as a rumor based on someone having seen unidentified code suspected to be Windows.

That said, any leak–whether minor or substantial–would be devastating for Microsoft. [Microsoft Monitor]

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