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

Reply to thread

@ian: Castle didnt made the announcement via drobe but via their own webisite. Dgs just picked it up very quickly.

Fact is that Castle now ownes risc os 4. Fact is that ROL ownes select. Fact is that they drink eachothers blood for quite some time.

I firmly beleive that it is *not* Castles intention to "kill" ro 4 in favour of ro5. That would be destroying their investement that they made. I think that Jack L. realises that it is in Castles benifit that there is an strong ro4 market. They earn money from that too.

Futhermore a strong ro4 userbase means also opportunities for Castle, since the majority of users are still using that. They are potential Iyonix buyers!

Fact is that, compared to "big" Hardware companies, Both Castle and MD are relative small players. So devolpment is in a different pace that one can expect from a big player.

Best for us is to wait that all the facts become available before we start drawing conclusions.

If you read the announcement carefully you will see that not all doors are closed for ROL. This is a sort of "last resort" method to bring ROL back to the negotiation table.

I do hope that ROL realises that it is better to work with Castle instead of opposing them.

We all benifit from cooperation.

Regards,

Rick

 is a RISC OS Useranon/212.120.90.22 on 16/06/04 11:54AM
[ 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

  • Online banking with RISC OS
    We thought this would be of high interest
     28 comments, latest by devine on 25/9/05 8:30AM. Published: 1 Sep 2005

  • Random article

  • New tool reads USB storage gadgets larger than 2GB
    Iyonix only, described as 'rough and ready'
     Discuss this. Published: 27 Jun 2007

  • 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
    "I made the assumption, though I should have known better in view of previous experience, that the article was factual"
    Page generated in 0.0387 seconds.