"Are you suggesting that the embedded market is also beckoning to ROL, hence their rush to get an OS which doesn't need to be non-competitive with Pace's STB-version of RO? If they think the embedded market is going to become their primary one, then I guess the recoding makes sense."
No. RISC OS has failed in the embedded market. In 1999 its greatest asset was the ability to render fonts well at TV resolution. In 2006 that counts for a lot less and in every other regard it has been overtaken by other embedded OSes. Today even Pace use very little of the code they owned in 2003.
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