If I were Richard, I would be concerned about what features Oregano 3 might be able to bring to RISC OS if the release slips to the end of the year.
Obviously there's a great deal more both NetSurf and Firefox could do from where they are now, but a lot will have changed by say, November (as an arbitrary date)
Will people still want/need Oregano3 if they feel that the open source browsers meet their requirements? Especially when they are free. I suspect many people will buy Oregano3 regardless, and have long since made up their mind to do so.
If Oregano was released now, then clearly it could be a good purchase for many people as demonstrated by the above article.
Personally, I still have reservations about commerical RISC OS browser development. What do others think?