The Effects of Leaks: A Candid Interview

The Windows community is somewhat notorious for leaks from upcoming versions of Windows (obligatory link to this guy since that’s most of what he does), and while the official PR word from Microsoft and many other companies with regards to leaks is a simple ‘no comment,’ no one has really gotten a candid, inside look at the various things that go down when word, screenshots, or builds of upcoming software leak. I managed to get some time with a senior Microsoft employee for the sake of discussing leaks, and the conclusions reached (leaks heavily affect communication, not so much the product schedule) as well as what these guys actually have to deal with whenever someone leaks a build, breaks an embargo, etc. may actually be a surprise given what most companies try to instill in the public mind.

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/10/25/1842246/When-Software-Leaks-and-What-Really-Goes-Down
Read the interview in http://www.aeroxp.org/2009/10/the-effects-of-leaks/

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