I read a question in a post about compositor Ramen being discontinued (Very sad news; http://blog.ramenfx.org/blog/2010/10/27/project-closed/comments/#comment101028-182547
) about why there is not more cross usage of code between open source projects and that got me wondering as well. Why aren't there?
Synfig has a shortage of developers. Aren't there code around that can be used in Synfig? No need to do same work over and over if it already exists elsewhere.
Take sound layers as an example. Synfig needs them but no one has time to develop them. There are many open source projects out there that already have audio playback in it's timelines, couldn't Synfig reuse some of that code? There's Pencil and Blender to name just two.
Of course I realize that most of the code needed is Synfig specific and couldn't just be snagged from somewhere but if it's possible why not do it?
I also must point out that my programming skills is limited to a course in Pascal almost 15 years ago and some lua cut-and-paste...