03-28-14 10:58 AM
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  1. bounce007's Avatar
    So with BlackBerry OS 10.3 being leaked, I began to wonder: Who is Responsible for OS Leaks and Why do They do it? I'm just curious and I have some immediate postulates:

    1. They are leaked by BlackBerry's R&D or Quality team to secretly get feedback from a larger sample of BlackBerry users
    2. Enthusiastic BlackBerry employees go against protocol and leak these Operating Systems just for the sheer desire of sharing it with other BlackBerry enthusiasts
    3. A rogue BlackBerry employee (or rogue employees) leak the OSes to a friend, who gives it another friend, who gives it to another friend, who gives it to another friend, who uploads it to a website where CrackBerry users and others can get it.

    If anyone is more knowledgeable as to why OS builds are leaked, I would love to hear your take. I would love to hear any other plausible theories.

    (please don't say things like a BlackBerry research monkey stole a banana with an SD card inside it that contains the OS files; the monkey eats the bananas and defecates where the SD card is mixed in with fecal matter and a traveler steps in monkey poo, realizes an SD card is on the bottom of his shoe, picks it out, goes home and tries it and realizes that a BlackBerry OS is contained therein.)
    03-25-14 07:45 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Im more inclined to believe its an employee who secretly "leaks" the OS so a mass number of people can "beta test" it.
    03-25-14 08:27 AM
  3. rohetaku's Avatar
    I'd also like to know the answer to this

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 08:33 AM
  4. Lendo's Avatar
    I'm sure everyone at BlackBerry would like to know as well, but like the press, sources won't be revealed.

    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk
    03-25-14 08:46 AM
  5. Javid Gozalov's Avatar
    Some things are better left unanswered.

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 08:48 AM
  6. TJ DM's Avatar
    Spectator mode...

    Q10 SQN100-3 | Z30 STA100-2 | iPhone 4s IOS 7.xx
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    03-25-14 08:50 AM
  7. KDB84's Avatar
    Nice try, CHEN! Pretending to be bounce007. . . you'll never trick us into revealing the secret! lol
    It's probably just a security leak, hackers penetrating BlackBerry servers. . .wait, nope, that's not likely. I'm going with the Monkey thing. Yup, definately the Monkey thing.
    03-25-14 08:53 AM
  8. KDB84's Avatar
    That comment works so well with your profile picture lol

    Spectator mode...

    Q10 SQN100-3 | Z30 STA100-2 | iPhone 4s IOS 7.xx
    03-25-14 09:00 AM
  9. bounce007's Avatar
    Nice try, CHEN! Pretending to be bounce007. . . you'll never trick us into revealing the secret! lol...
    I need to speak with Kevin. He assured me no one would find out it was me. Dagnabit! lol

    On a serious note though, isn't it curious? I am sure BlackBerry would love to know if they are not authorizing it.... Javid Goazalov said it's best if it's left unanswered, and he is possibly right because that might lead to a clamp down on leaked OSes (which we would all hate) but many of us would love to know.
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    03-25-14 10:20 AM
  10. KDB84's Avatar
    Yes, very curious! Either it's known by BB Management and we're being used as high-level beta testers, or it's someone or several someone's on the OS team letting it slip for the same reason. . . to get preliminary feedback on the design/operation of the next iteration (or they just want to share the wealth ).
    03-25-14 11:39 AM
  11. igor10000's Avatar
    Guess the R&D to get a good sample of beta tests

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 01:04 PM
  12. darkehawke's Avatar
    I think it's a question we will never know the answer to. People will have their opinions but will never be able to verify them

    Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!
    03-25-14 03:04 PM
  13. anusha93's Avatar
    Nice question.

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 03:08 PM
  14. masterful's Avatar
    I love to know the reason behind it too

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 03:23 PM
  15. billsterjito's Avatar
    I like the idea that they are purposely leaking to certain CB Members to get a feel for and test the OS and get free feedback as well as workarounds. There is no doubt that this is an invaluable tool when it comes to BlackBerry's development of new software.

    Who better to test the software than willing fanatics. Free feedback, free opinions and free solutions.

    I have personally enjoyed being part of the leak train and hope it continues well into the future for BlackBerry and all of us.

    Win, win for all involved

    C0015B221 All about making Wine kits.
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    03-25-14 03:30 PM
  16. ontheoutside's Avatar
    I suspect the vast majority of leaks are from carriers or others outside BlackBerry who have access for various reasons. Would be really surprised to hear that somebody at BlackBerry was intentionally releasing them, as it would be automatic grounds for dismissal, if not worse.
    03-25-14 03:31 PM
  17. SirJes's Avatar
    The mafia....

    Posted via CB10
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    03-25-14 03:35 PM
  18. ianbordas's Avatar
    It's the illuminati!

    Posted via CB10
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    03-25-14 03:38 PM
  19. thurask's Avatar
    The Russian communists and the killer bees, obviously.

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 03:41 PM
  20. SirJes's Avatar
    It's the illuminati!

    Posted via CB10
    I take back my previous statement, and I agree with this one

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 03:53 PM
  21. anobomski's Avatar
    Someone once told me Vladimir putin was really for all leaks. Judging from the situation in the crimea, I think he is right.

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 04:00 PM
  22. rinque85's Avatar
    I say they do this to get free Alpha and Beta testing. A larger group of people providing the feedback is much better than having only 5 to 15 people internally testing the thing. Also this way the developers can't say "user error", "miss understood", "not reproducible" ....... and all the other crappy excuse that the development team can come up with.
    This allows the team to make choices of what changes were good and which ones are just stupid. Take the red color around the os which replaced the blue or removing the area around the icons.
    03-25-14 04:09 PM
  23. vanrickman's Avatar
    Public beta testing. All R&Ds do it in some way shape or form.

    Sent from the phone of the gods.....Z30
    03-25-14 04:13 PM
  24. sixpacker's Avatar
    Public beta testing. All R&Ds do it in some way shape or form.

    Sent from the phone of the gods.....Z30
    I strongly doubt that most bbry managers have even heard of Crackberry never mind consider it a source of testing.
    Most R&D groups have many young, bright, enthusiasts - and security is never as tight as it could /should be.
    Just guessing though...
    03-25-14 04:23 PM
  25. neoberry99's Avatar
    If I was running BlackBerry I would have the OS leaked to get feedback from users. So I'm inclined to believe BlackBerry is being these "controlled" leaks...

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-14 05:00 PM
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