BetaNews: Windows Source Leak Traces Back to Mainsoft
Feb 13, 2004, 14:00 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nate Mook)
"BetaNews has learned that Thursday's leak of the Windows 2000
source code originated not from Microsoft, but from long-time
Redmond partner Mainsoft.
"The leaked code includes 30,915 files and was apparently
removed from a Linux computer used by Mainsoft for development
purposes. Dated July 25, 2000, the source code represents Windows
2000 Service Pack 1.
"Analysis indicates files within the leaked archive are only a
subset of the Windows source code, which was licensed to Mainsoft
for use in the company's MainWin product. MainWin utilizes the
source to create native Unix versions of Windows