Originally Posted by bippym
cloanto don't own the kickstarts, they pay a licence
Well, that was exactly what I thought...
My verdict, then, goes something like this: I think it is great that Cloanto is offering the Amiga Forever package to whoever feels like buying it. And, unless those that have produced some of the material to be found on the Amiga Forever package complains about their material being 'flogged', I see no reason to do so either. Cloanto wants to do business, fair and square, and I see nothing wrong with that. Since Cloanto have obtained a license for including the ROM's on their package, Cloanto isn't really the one to blame for not releasing the ROM's for free (if that is what one feels like would be the best for the community).
What Cloanto have done, and haven't done, in any other areas... I have not got a clue about and thus I can't say anything about it.