In reply to hEgelia: Your deduction can't be correct unless a time machine is involved!
RISC OS Six was demonstrated in a very near complete state at the recent shows, to involve new programmers would slow down completion, they may possibly want beta testers for specific bits but I doubt it.
n.b. How many years of Select subscription did you make?
In reply to bluenose: "Why has this been done now" previously Castle were very against open sources, remember they took ROL to task over Printers+ so now that Castle have opened the door to some Open Sourcing, ROL can do likewise!
p.s. Is the 'preview a comment' broken in all browsers I tried posting twice
yesterday but selecting preview lost all my text twice (I'm using Fresco)