Seeing “Windows 10 source code leaked!” headlines or tweets? Not so fast – while there was a leak, it wasn’t anything particularly interesting. The only truly interesting bit is this, as explained by Ars’ Peter Bright:
The leak is also described as containing a source code package named the “Shared Source Kit.” This is a package of source code for things like the USB, storage, and Wi-Fi stacks, and the Plug-and-Play system. It isn’t the core operating system code (part of which leaked in 2004) but rather contains those parts of the driver stack that third parties have to interact most intimately with.
Microsoft routinely gives access to the source code of a wide variety of parts of Windows to academic institutions, certain enterprise customers, and, of course, hardware makers – which is what the above mentioned source code package refers to. While interesting, it seems unlikely this leak is of any significance to anyone.
It was leaked by BetaArchive.com.
Thats the same people, who gives people a platform to share the original and its modifications of an leaked Windows NT4 source
and the original and modifications of an Windows 2000 source
If anybody would posting a modifies Windows 10 kernel in source and binary form, they would be publishing it, too.
The BetaArchive-Users publishing its modified versions as MinNT on GitHub, without mentioning, that this code isn’t legal.
Some of the developers working additional on opensource-projects.
created modifications on the Windows NT4 code and have additional worked on the opensource xnu kernel by Apple.
The leader of all leaked Windows code manipulations is Stephanos
Lets remeber, that at least ReactOS have had an internal audit years ago, beacuse of the leaked W2K and WinNT4 codes, to look that no code of it is in its own project.
They making the job hard for ReactOS-developers, WINE-developers and other opensouse-developers.