Originally Posted by Michael Sykes
Why should the wheel be invented twice?
If you abandon a program make at least the source public.
Sooo many old tools could be revived/improved.But I guess most old sources got just lost because people had HDD fails or simply forgot about it and sold/replaced the device.
Because, while that specific application maybe abandoned, the functions that are part of it can still be reused in other application of my own design and as such I still feel the need to keep control of them.
But there is no one holding you back if you want to reverse engineer an old abandoned project and create an update version. But you'll have to create it on your own. You may even release it open source if you feel like it since it will be your very own code.