Aaron says: "Like you I have no wish to have this arguement. My preferred approach was to sort things out behind the scenes."
So why on earth did he raise it all in RISC OS WORLD 9:4, distributed to subscribers a week before this thread started? We would all have been saved much anxiety and wasted time if he had followed his own preference.
I support ROL, VA, and ROOL and wish to see them co-operate productively (and quietly).