Quoted from rommy:
ok but hilton do you know what happened here? i saw your question about QEMU which was last where I left off. i mean, why does no one seem to care? I thought this was gonna be abig deal once it was resolved, why am I wrong? is it because of the third party solution?
just for reference I thought this was a big deal because there were going to be unplayable pin2ks because of this. i mean is that an exaggeration?
I am not sure what all transpired, but I assume it all got resolved between nucore and pinbox. To me the entire thing from Nucore appeared to be more about the attempts at getting money for a product they were no longer producing. JMHO, but it was a BSD contest if you will. Guessing they wasted a bunch of money and time and Nucore coming back is part of the requirement of whatever agreement they came up with? Since it all went quite, all we can do is guess unless they want to come explain the situation. They obviously made some changes to the software since they "borrowed" (is that the right word for it) from the public domain previously.
I dont think it is a big deal that they have returned for 2 reasons.
First, Pinbox is out there in the public domain. It is relatively easy to do, costs a reasonable amount, and is futureproof.
Second, many people quickly realized that there are plenty of good techs capable of taking care of a dead Pin2K. Once Nucore evaporated people went to good techs or pinbox and all was good. Nucore returning is an after thought and too little too late.
If anyone ever has a dead pin2k, then send it off to Rob Anthiny at lockwhenlit. Rob seems to be able to fix almost anything.