A majority of the development of open source w.r.t. to
interoperability is the splendid work of reverse
engineering. One example is writing device drivers for
various external products. The programmers only know
the brand name, model and chipset. It is the work of
reverse engineering that tells us about the protocols
used by the devices to interact with the systems.
Were the numerous bugs in windoze found (which
continue to exist and are being found) by seeing the
source code? or knowing the internals? No. It was all
simple reverse engineering :)
--- rajendran <rajendran@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't think you can speak thus, on behalf of the
open source community.
Friends or foes, it is important to know what is
happening next door.
Particularly, when we are talking about a standard
for small-foot-print but
visually-rich web-based applications.
About your boast that there is always flash support
for Linux, just imagine
what might happen if Micro buys Macro and closes the
file-structure of the
next-gen Flash? :-(