Windows Source Leak Traces Back to MainsoftBy Nate Mook | Posted 2004-02-13 Email Print
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Thursday's leak of the Windows 2000 source code aparently originated not from Microsoft, but from a long-time partner.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 applications.