I've been trying Sublime for a couple of days and I've been very satisfied with this nice editor, until I stumbled upon a file named C++.tmLanguage in the Packages/ directory. This file is a direct conversion of a file taken from a direct competitor of Sublime, TextMate, even the comments inside the file are the identical! The only difference is that TM uses the .plist format and ST2 the .xml format. However the structure is identical and even the comments are identical, so it must be a direct conversion.
So, as it seems unlikely that two competitors share code, and neither TextMate nor Sublime acknowledge in their credits any external project from which the files may have been taken, the only option seems to be that someone is copying from someone.
Does anyone know a little more about this issue?
(By the way, the comment inside the file is signed by "Chris", and in the TextMate credits there is one person by that name... I don't want to accuse anyone, though, I just want to settle this doubt down before considering buying ST2)