From: H. Langos <henrik-gnupod@pr...> - 2009-07-07 20:37:56
As mentioned some time ago I have started working on decoding the new
shuffle databse format for the gnupod project. David, one of our users has
taken my guesstimates and added a lot of his findings to create a php parser
for the new shuffle format: http://evil.madrax.de/ipod/itunessd.php
There's still a lot of work to do but for the time being I'd like to
translate the knowledge so far into a more accessible format. A wiki seems
the logical place to collaborate on it.
I'd like to add it to the gtkpod wiki but we could come into conflict with
the terms of wikispaces.
Checkout https://www.wikispaces.com/terms Section 3 b and c.
Reverse engineering a proprietary file format could be seen as violation of
those terms and eventhough it is legal to do reverse engineering for the
sake of compatibility here in Germany, I created a separate wiki instance.
Just to make sure that the lawyer/vulture squads that a certain
company likes to send after curious open source developers will not
"accidentially" take down gnupod or libgpod along the way...