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Why has this argument broken out now? Because ROOL are closing in on a RPC version of their code which could be bundled with RPCEmu, potentially eating Virtual Acorn's lunch, especially if it can be made to run on Linux, which is a market area VA have consistently ignored. Since the parties on both sides of this argument backed down a few years ago, when they were presumably richer and selling to a healthier market, I doubt if anything will come of the latest sabre-rattling: you'd have to sell an unfeasibly large number of copies of RO4 at £5 to pay for a court action or injunction, and if the earlier dispute proves anything, it is that this is /not/ an open-and-shut case. So ROOL should relax and press on as fast as possible, and damn the torpedoes. An open-source RO running via an optimised emulator on top of (preferably) Linux on fast hardware is the only future we've got IMHO, and personally I can't wait. VA could have supplied this commercially but chose not to - their choice, but no justification to play dog-in-the-manger now.

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