Good news, indeed - the good news being that things seem to have been agreed upon/settled.
To martin (8:35 AM):
As far as I understood Castle they didn't intend to kill ROL but wanted their IPR honoured correctly and a sensible agreement with ROL. Shutting down ROL was, as far as I understood (yes, I repeat myself but on purpose!) was the last solution if nothing else would work.
Who wants an IYONIX ready Select? That would be no good idea since Castle has a 32 bit RISC OS kernel and the much needed hardware abstration which they will stick to for their desktop and embedded systems so that there is no need to have another kernel and with that keep the two-RISC OSses-situation alive. Adapting the Select features to RISC OS 5 is something worth doing though.
Castle blamed RISC OS to violaite their license and wanted those parts rectified. Perhaps the products of MicroDigital were covered by that license, that is were and are authorised products. That would explain why MicroDigital didn't have to panic. Perhaps they can now get the 32 bit RISC OS 5 - Castle did state that they wanted VirtualAcorn and MicroDigital to move to RISC OS 5.
To martin (10:20AM):
Indeed. It does make sende to get Select features on the IYONIX.