Bill Gates had promised to release the source, if he could find it..
And somehow a copy was discovered at Harvard, behind a file cabinet,
but then it vanished, but someone had seen it, but was NDA'ed by
Microsoft.. do a google search, The Register has a bit more to the story.
--- In altaircomputerclub@y..., alltare <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> I don't think MITS ever released the source code (it was really owned
> by Micro-Soft, you'll recall). I certainly never saw it when I
> worked there, but I was a hardware guy. I'm sure the MITS and MS
> software people all had access, though. Mr. Gates, are you listening?
> --- In altaircomputerclub@y..., tomdavidson62 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Did anyone ever find the source for Altair BASIC?
> > There was a bit of a flurry a few months ago, but
> > the story seems to have died and all the websites
> > that had anysort of real hard info seem to have
> > vanished. I managed to extract some disassembly from
> > Google's cache and the Wayback machine, but it's mostly
> > incomplete.