Yes, I agree - a statement of ROL is what we'd like to read now. Time has to show if they intend to put one out.
As for "To be fair, there's no evidence that it was on a friendly basis. The problem is that there's no evidence at all."
What evidence do you expect? As for friendly I'd say that if Castle tried to solve the issue with ROL for nearly 12 months as they write, then this does show a lot of patience and thus is very friendly since they seem to have given ROL quite a chance.