Cue The Raph Koster Quote: Today's Eve Drama

The source code for the Eve Online client has apparently leaked out to the Internet.

Reports are being posted that CCP is seeding most of the torrent themselves, then using the IP addresses of those who download the client’s source code to ban Eve Online accounts.

Based on this official comment and this Slashdot comment, it’s decompiled Python source, and not an actual full source code leak. Which would make CCP’s permabanning torrent seeders somewhat… draconian. I’d have to wonder how much of the game client, outside of the UI, would actually be coded in Python anyway.

(Not posting a link to the actual torrent – if you’re into that sort of thing it should take you all of 10 seconds to find, anyway.)