Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

Andrew Banks wrote>"Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't ROL have a license to RISC OS 4 and to its further development. "

Yes they have a license to update RISC OS 4, but there are limitations to that license about which no one who knows seems willing to divulge. ROL licensed RISC OS 4 off Acorn/Element-14. e-14 subsequently sold that "head license" to Pace - who had it for a few years - Pace then sold it to Castle. So in effect Castle have the *main* RISC OS license (which grants them access to updated apps/utilities (like later versions of BBC BASIC) and tools like the C/C++ which ROL *don't* have).

Andrew Banks wrote>"Has Castle now licensed ROL for RISC OS 6 ?"

No why would Castle who own the main RISC OS license need to license it off a sublicensee ROL. Besides as RO6 is really a 32bit RO4 and as Castle *already have* a 32bit RISC OS (RO 5) there's no need for them to do so.

Andrew Banks wrote> "The Guildford show this weekend should be very interesting"

The word "humdinger" springs to mind.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 19/10/06 1:41PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Wakefield 2006 show report
    All the thrills and spills from the weekend [Updated]
     90 comments, latest by bucksboy on 23/05/06 5:57PM. Published: 15 May 2006

  • Random article

  • PuTTY ssh port in alpha
    May all your connections be secure
     2 comments, latest by aardvark on 30/5/05 7:38PM. Published: 26 Jul 2002

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Is it too late to nominate Drobe in the best own goal category?"
    Page generated in 0.0573 seconds.