John Carmack has placed a comment on Slashdot about the leak , read it here, he claims that the alpha was not leaked on purpose, and that it will have some impact on how they will deal with some companies in the future...
One of the rumours is that the leak was caused by ATI,
Hit 'Read More' to read a chatsession (which comes from a French website) with Xian (Christian Antkow)...
Xian> ATI leaked itWell , time will point out if it's true...
Xian> John sent them a flame mail yesterday basically saying "This has hurt our relationship"
Xian> yeah, well, ATI has clearly violated our NDA
Xian> ATI is on our shitlist right now
Xian> we are not dealing with them until further notice
Xian> We know ATI leaked it. We watermark all releases
Xian> Squiggle: ATI has a relaxed policy about pre-release software. Remember, they gave us a laptop that had Unreal Warfare loaded on it 3 months ago
Xian> They don't seem to care about strict enforcement of NDA's
Xian> on a positive note, people seem to *REALLY LIKE* the leaked shit