Arrogance? You know what is arrogant? To build a RAW converter based on illegal reverse engineering of files and a totally erroneous conversion process, and then trying to dictate the market into adopting some kind of bogus open raw format that fails to properly separate "data" from "processing".
Do you have any evidence to back up your assertion that reverse-engineering a file format is illegal? Anyone other than the camera manufacturer has to reverse engineer raw file formats to open them. Do you really think that the companies who write third party raw conversion software are all breaking the law? If so, why haven't they been succcessfully sued?
As you're probably aware, it's common practice for office software to be able to open files written by competitor's software. Is this illegal?