Canon should release 7D source code to Magic Lantern

Started Aug 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
rrccad Forum Pro • Posts: 10,675
Re: Canon should release 7D source code to Magic Lantern

Michael Fryd wrote:

ctransj wrote:

do you know source code is confidential?

Not all source code is confidential.

For instance much of the source code for Mac OS-X is open source. As is the source code for MySQL and the Apache web server. My Sony TV and DirecTV receiver are built on open source projects (Linux).

The original question was why won't Canon make public the source code for the 7D's firmware.

because it's not based upon an open source operating system - but one in which canon themselves developed (DryOs) .. which is quite very compact and clever real time operating system that is able to support a wide variety of CPU's etc.

canon could possibly black box hooks into dryOS or black boxed system providers to allow for additional functionality .. but providing source code to DryOs and how it works using multiple processor cores in a multi-CPU environment?

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