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I see nothing wrong with writing your own thing that happens to be able to read the input for someone else's product (if I understood it correctly). Isn't that called backwards compatibility? Backwards compatibility doesn't infer compatibility between your own versions only of an application.

If not backwards compatibility, then call it interoperability. That, too, is A Good Thing(tm). The way I see it, this is how great software behaves, and evolves.
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