The original source code for the unique vintage computer program MacPaint has come up for download by the Computer History Museum in California.
This programme was developed by Bill Atkinson, MacPaint who had released the same in 1984 for Apple's first Macintosh computer. MacPaint has offered the legacy in developing paint programs that integrates Adobe's Photoshop, which still uses the lasso tool for selecting non-rectangular shapes.
MacPaint was offered has charity to the museum by Apple after acquiring a request from former Mac developer Andy Hertzfeld, who was in turn questioned by Stanford University computer science professor Don Knuth if he had the source code of the program.
Hertzfeld supposedly had faced a bitter time making Apple convince that the source code is for the research purposes. It was through a personal meet in association with Apple CEO Steve Jobs that led acquiring the source code for the museum.
Apple ha supposedly donated the source code for its QuickDraw program, that proffered the bit-map graphics for MacPaint program.