Oh there are ways to crack open a FirmWare..
Need a linux computer and some special software (free though) to do it. The nice thing about race is the FW was all user updated so it was released to the public. No trying to read the chips. I have all of the FW on my PC as well as it being hosted online.
He had intended to release the code once he was done, but since he isnt around any more who knows where it went. I know he had a working prototype, but thats about it.
My part in the play was body and valve design for a potential new halfblock. THAT isnt open for public viewing.. The body design is, but not the valve.