With all of Microsoft’s initiatives to “share” their source code under restrictive licenses with companies, universities and countries, it was inevitable that it would leak out. A key difference between closed and open source: with open source, having the source code available is a security feature. With closed source, it’s a security liability. Since code leaks are inevitable, which would you prefer? Windows Source Code Leaks Online. Microsoft scrambles to find out how its prized code made its way onto the Internet. Experts say malicious hackers — and Microsoft competitors — could have a field day. [Wired News]
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