It's incredible that a ROL director, of all people, is making such comments about ROOL. Get ROL sorted first - please - before you start worrying about your competition.
Personally I'm very optimistic about what ROOL will hold in store for the future. Given that a formal statement about open source RISC OS from Castle and ROOL only came at the end of September, we've not really been waiting that long. I mean, how long did it take to for ROL to get the latest snapshot of RISC OS 6 out the door?
I'm sure it will be good news when we next hear from ROOL. It will be even better news when we hear from Castle and ROL about their plans to cooperate.