'Apparently' Paul, your grasp of reality is becoming as 'ambiguous' as Aarons.
Castle were only able to obtain the right to use 32bit RISC OS 5 from Pace with Pace's complete approval and legal clearance. Which could not have occurred if there were any outstanding contractual conflicts with any of Pace's other RISC OS licensees, i.e. ROL.
Whether ROL approved or not is immaterial, Pace as owner of the head licence called the shots, and it was their decision which allowed the Iyonix to be made.