Originally Posted by Nosferax
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.
Even when it comes to software for a 30 year old system?
I mean I can understand your point but I was thinking about really "abandoned" stuff for a practicaly dead system and a nearly non existing market. Keep your modern Arm,Linux,Windows,OS4,MorphOS or whaterver modern code you have closed for as long as you can still use it in a profitable way.
But old 68k stuff - really? Apps or games no matter what, if the devs still have the original code I bet there are a lot of people out ther that would be happy to see it online. Even Quake or Doom are open source now. And id software is still alive.