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Stoppers>Ok, let's deal with those.

Neither I nor *you* have any knowledge of *if* ROL did or didn't receive permission off Pace to allow emulation use (rather than strictly interpreting desktop use as meaning RISC PC (say) use). My RO 4 ROMs had a paper slip that said it was *not for emulation use* and I got those off ROL many moons ago.

As I said, emulation is *not* exclusively a desktop use so would *demand* some sort of permission. Was that permission given?

In the light of that it could be argued that if Pace were prepared to allow "wiggle room" for that a quid pro quo would be to allow Iyonix to be released. Bear in mind Tungsten/Iyonix started with Pace - and only later came out as a desktop machine.

The embedded A9 style machines (not the A9Home which *is* a desktop computer) would also require permission - but in this case as Pace had left the field (so to speak) it would require it off *Castle*.

The release of NDA material (bits quoted by affiliates of ROL) would *also* require permission - but in this case off Castle (as they've replaced Pace as the owner of the head license).

The non-acknowledgement by ROL of Castle's ownership of Pace's IPR in RISC OS (in the latest RO 4 ROM images) is I would suggest not condusive to calming things down. I might consider it as an "innocent oversight" but in the current charged atmosphere updating the Splash screen to show Castle's copyright claim might help.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 19/12/08 10:35PM
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