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Three points:

a) It's nice to see Ian comment on a machine he has no experience of, nor has he spoken to us directly about it. Nice to see Drobe being accurate with his research.

b) Machines are sold on an individual basis. To suggest that there is a possibility of /our/ customers being misled is scurrilous and wrong. Many of our phone calls are people expressing their pleasure with their machine (not that people ring to complain - the others are sales)

c) We refused to reveal to Chris Williams (Drobe Ed) details of how he could produce copies of VVRAM freely himself. Perhaps this upset him? I'm upset that Chris and Ian think I should give away the engineering time I'm paying others for.

d) We HAVE NOT SAID that VVRAM will not be available to other VRPC machines, nor have we said that VVRAM will not be fed into the VRPC source tree, and we are in negotiations regarding this on several fronts. Chris Willams and I have corresponded regarding licensing, the closest we've got is saying that VVRAM is A6 specific for a short while whilst we work on security and integration. I trust that Drobe would like to take this opportunity to clarify their article early whilst we can still consider their "innacuracies" an "oversight".

Nice to see that accuracy and good research doesn't get in the way of a sensationalised story, guys.

 is a RISC OS Userstdevel on 18/12/03 9:46AM
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