can be safe from top-skilled crackers and takedown-resistant hosting.
Even if people from the TI open development community kept playing nice with TI - which nobody can guarantee, because someone may just say "the gloves are off now - I'm fed up that TI doesn't listen, doesn't learn from their mistakes, and consistently screws our freedom to tinker - anybody else could damage TI's business model quite easily.
The core functionality of OSLauncher is just five C code statements (!!), which I developed from publicly available knowledge. It's not like OSLauncher is a complex program.
GWB: making a closed source release would be useless: the Ndless sources have never clearly described how Ndless works, but it didn't prevent TI from closing the holes in the next version