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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

And there was me thinking I remembered that there was a big issue about ROL, and some other companies, having to stop trading to the public for quite a while.

Obviously I was mistaken, "if I blindly accept what you say".

 is a RISC OS Userajb on 20/5/09 6:48PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"If it's as air tight as you believe, Castle would surely have protected itself by using the legal system in the past".

No, you cannot wriggle out of the position you have taken up, by simply turning the statement without giving any reference. We were discussing the ROL license, and I had not been quoting any unseen Castle licenses.

Castle has, however, used the legal system in the past. Remember back when ROL had a legal restraint put on them.

It is ROL that is making the claims about their license, that you are quoting as though they are airtight. I notice that you do not claim to have seen the license in question.

At present Castle seems to be happy with their current business situation, as they have not been making any claims against anyone, which I have heard about.

I presume that they would only consider initiating legal proceedings about something if they thought they needed to, and that it would be of benefit to their business operation.

I have read your referenced contributions, and it appears to me that you are happy to quote hearsay as though it is gospel.

I initially mentioned 3 straight forward facts, to which you added your comment about the 2nd fact. As you appear to have not seen the license, it you perhaps be better if you didn't quote hearsay as fact.

 is a RISC OS Userajb on 20/5/09 4:37PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Has the wording of the complete license that ROL operates under ever been made available for public viewing?

If it's as air tight as you believe, ROL would surely have protected itself by using the legal system in the past.

If not it would normally just have to accept the situation, so as to not cause further damage to their own business, or the general business environment. This is what I found most confusing with ROL behaviour.

Ref your link, I would direct you to the "RISC OS Open's response" at the bottom of the article. I think Steve says it all.

 is a RISC OS Userajb on 20/5/09 12:17PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"OK. I thought I read somewhere that those known facts were in dispute"

No, those are known facts. What are in dispute are recent statements made by ROL. That's where the money/mouth comes in.

 is a RISC OS Userajb on 20/5/09 12:03AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"I worry because they'd be forced to defend their market which could result in 'friction'" So you don't think there has been much 'friction' recently?

"Possibly, ROL get a cut too from licensing - I don't know about that" As ROL will not put their money where their mouth is, I assume we have to operate under the known facts of:

1)Castle own RISC OS 2)ROL operate under a license from Castle 3)ROOL operate under a licence from Castle

Don't see where "ROL get a cut too from licensing" comes into it.

Your suggestion would have ROL treading on Castle's toes.

 is a RISC OS Userajb on 19/5/09 5:34PM
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