Quoting riscosboss "I should of course point out that no-one other than RISCOS Ltd can licence RISC OS for use on Desktop Computers. (see the Castle FAQ at [link])"
"Again, citation needed. Additionally, which element of the FAQ are you refering to?"
Easy. The bit in the FAQ that doesn't quite say what he's claiming. From the page he linked to at [link]
"Q. I want a license to use RISC OS - must I apply to Castle to get one?
A. Not necessarily. A number of companies have the ability to grant 3rd party binary licenses for RISC OS, for example RISCOS Ltd can licence RISC OS 4 for desktop computers. In addition they could also apply to Castle for an extension to include new hardware - there are no plans at all to withhold permission to any genuine volume applicant."
Interestingly, I've just looked at an old letter I received from Acorn back in 1992 and by reading and interpreting it in a similar way that other documents appear to have been read and interpreted, I conclude that Acorn actually handed all rights to RISC OS to me, commencing 15 years after the date of that letter. That would be 12th May 2007.
Honestly. The letter includes my name and address, the words "RISC OS", "licence", "transfer", "fifteen" and "years" in that order, as well as many others inbetween them. But I can't show it to anyone.