Glucose Development has released another of their projects as Open Source code. The company has released Data Ratchet 1.3, which no longer works under Mac OS 8.5 and above, as open source. according to Glucose:
Glucose Development Corporation today announced the immediate release of the source code to its freeware data extraction control strip module, Data Ratchet 1.3.
Committed to Open Source
Data Ratchet, originally released in early 1997, was somewhat hobbled by changes made to the Mac OS with the release of Mac OS 8.5. We think that by releasing the source, we are not only giving back to the Macintosh developer community, but we're also hoping that somebody will pick up this code and run with it in order to create an even more useful tool.
At Glucose, we are committed to open sourcing as much of our products as we can. Since the initial release of GXML and Thunder sources in October, over one thousand copies have been downloaded. We have received notices from a handful of developers that they are actively integrating the GXML source into their projects.
Today we are also releasing minor updates to the GXML and Thunder source bases. We hope that in the next release we can add in sources contributed by developers.