Stoppers>As you've already made your mind up there probably isn't any point is there.
For me personally I don't care if ROL had or hadn't the right to the market.
There was one moment in which things could have been turned around - and that was Iyonix (the only alternative the MD Omega took too long to arrive and was obsoleted by Iyonix anyway).
There are some here, possibly you included, pleased that Iyonix has gone (whoopeee). The problem is that that leaves us with *no* complete native hardware/software platform to run on and *no* prospect for any new hardware. The stunning short sightedness of this confounds me.
What you and some others are doing is arguing about who has the right to polish the door knobs on the Titanic.
Unlike you I have no "religious" belief in either ROL or Castle. In fact I don't care who's right. The one thing I do care is about the *survival* of the platform. You may have read my commentary as simply being supportive of Castle/Iyonix rather than recognising that I was being pragmatic. If ROL and another had produced an OS and Hardware as good as Iyonix *first* I'd have supported them. As it happened Castle and Iyonix arrived first and I supported them/that instead. It was luck of the draw. Once I had evaluated the prospects of both whichever seemed the more likely to succeed I'd support.
On the other hand you and others seemed more intent on "winning the argument" where the only possibly outcome was RISC OS being an "emulated toy" run on someone elses operating system.
Now that the platform is effectively as dead as the Sinclair Spectrum (another machine that exists in emulation form only) I don't much care in or see much point in debating any of this.