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

Reply to thread

walks:

Please can people take the time to slow down and read everything *properly*. A lot of the arguing going on is because assorted people (on both sides) are misquoting things and then other people are taking the misquotes as absolute truth. In this case, Walks said:

"To join in the speculation: when I read the comment that Castle had bought the RISC OS technology, but not the IP"...

But if you read the Pace press release, it says:

"Castle Technology Ltd today announced the purchase of the RISC OS technology from Pace Micro Technology plc. The transaction involves the payment of an undisclosed cash sum, ongoing technical support for Pace`s existing products and the grant of a licence back to Pace for intellectual property rights."

Which means that CTL own the OS - both technology and IP, but have licensed Pace to use it (which is a fairly standard clause in these things).

Pace no longer own any part of RISC OS. They have a licence (issued by Castle) to use/sell it, but that's not involved in the current dispute and therefore *neither are they*. Pace have nothing to do with this....

 is a RISC OS Userchrisj on 17/06/04 01:07AM
[ 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

  • Oregano, Firefox and NetSurf reviewed
    So close yet so far
     27 comments, latest by adrianl on 26/8/05 9:33PM. Published: 25 Aug 2005

  • Random article

  • Despite the state of unease, RISC OS ltd. speaks casually

     Discuss this. Published: 28 Sep 2000

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    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
    "Well, if you will use these complicated words, how can you expect us lowly RISC OS users to follow?"
    Page generated in 0.0754 seconds.