Originally Posted by profsbg
I wonder whether some are understating what Smyth has accomplished. There is a large gap between the theory and implementation here; it isn't the novelty of the prior that would be licensed. Also, not everyone wants a computer platform for a variety of reasons. I don't feel that Smyth was ever targeting the $500 generic emulation market, nor would I personally want them to.
What you do suggest they could license then? Let's keep the discussion going and thread in headlights..
I'm the last one to understate anything, after all they are the first and only to make the technology actually available! Packaging my Realiser in storage.. umm no, I'm happy enough with it as is, even though there would be plenty to improve..
The fact remains that the theory behind everything is quite simple. If Smyth doesn't have the will or resources to come up with software solution, then perhaps someone else will as we've seen. Software/computer combo would be much more upgradeable and manageable than an expensive $3000 box with awkward connectivity etc.
But unless someone has the knowhow himself or willing partners, the financials of just "hiring someone to develop stuff" might be way too deep in niche stuff like this. Darin has a good head start, let's hope he can finish it too and not be stuck with random developers etc..