(Disclaimer: everything in my reply is opinion)
No they don’t. You want them to, but that doesn’t mean they need to.
[“it” being the firmware, not the server side processing routines, so it’s kind of not what you want] They did. It’s on the forum. It’s hard to search for it, but it’s out there… it just came up recently, Jules produced the link from the ether, I think. Hunt around if you haven’t seen it.
True, but this wouldn’t be GF’s problem. Companies aren’t your friends, they don’t owe you much of anything. If GF went out of business tomorrow, they wouldn’t be on the hook for anything, they don’t have a contract with us.
Some lawyer somewhere would probably take on the case and try to extract some cash out of the situation, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. You’re talking about a company that doesn’t feel like it needs to provide itemized invoices on repairs, you really think they’ll get too upset if we wish we could do stuff offline in the event of their demise?