If you work in Python, heads up: The entire source code base for Python has been leaked.
As many as 24,000 copies have been found on GitHub. 24,000… let that number sink in for a minute.
If you’re familiar with GitHub, they call these rouge copies “forks”.
While this news has just broke publicly, after inspecting the records and historical Usenet postings, we believe this code has actually been accessible since 1991.
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