I doubt many open source engineers are going to spent the time (a) to download something that legally you shouldn't have access to and (b) then tell someone they've found a bug in it, beyond their mates on 4chan. Who do you tell anyway? MS isn't running a bug bounty on these things, so the only people really interested are the people who want to hack putin and your gran who are still running old OSen.Though the article rather foolishly fails to mention that when things are open source, exploitable security flaws have a potentially better chance of being patched by the community than they do by a giant like MS when closed source.
My apologies; my flawed understanding lol. I kinda assumed that if the source code for something closed source was made available to the community, even in a rather unconventional/unofficial way, that it had then technically become open source but I guess it’s the legality of the “release” that means it isn’t really open source because technically the community can’t legally do with it what they could with genuine open source software?
One would hope that they have long since updated these... https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a19061/britains-doomsday-subs-run-windows-xp/so the only people really interested are the people who want to hack putin and your gran who are still running old OSen.
If you want to be sued to oblivion. After the N64 source code leak, emulator project teams outright said they will not use the code to support N64 emulators.The Win XP source code leak sounds interesting - if legit. But I've heared that the code is not in a state where you could compile a full, working Windows XP. Do our coding experts here know more about that?