STD Temporary ClosureBy Peter Naulls. Published: 5th Jul 2004, 17:05:04 | Permalink | Printable
"Review the changes" [Updated]Stuart Tyrrell Developments today announced a temporary closure of trading in order to assess developments in the on going RISC OS dispute between Castle and RISCOS Ltd which affect STD's "A6" system based upon VirtualRiscPC. The full press release is below:
In order that we can minimise further losses and continue to review the changes which have taken place in the RISC OS market recently, Stuart Tyrrell Developments - the RISC OS retail arm of Advantage Six Ltd - today announce that they will close with immediate effect for a period of seven days.
We will make a further announcement on Tuesday 13th July.
Advantage Six Ltd, our service to OEM customers, all support and warranties remain unaffected.
Update at 19:29 6/7/2004
Yesterday, STD's Matt Edgar filled us in with a few more details, although explaining: "Unfortunately our legal advice [says] that there's a lot that I can't comment on. We have been told to make all reasonable steps needed to reduce our existing losses and minimise our exposure to new ones. Obviously it has been (and is continuing to be) a difficult time for us, it's very busy, but not the good kind of busy."
Apparently, using ARM Linux is not a preferred solution for STD and their customers, some of whom have, according to Matt, gone elsewhere.
Matt couldn't comment on Castle's statements, but did admit that STD's long term plans for RISC OS included the A75. As its distribution has been halted, Matt added, "This is really hurting the RISC OS side of the business. The quicker this is resolved, the better."
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