> Well that's even more ridiculous then. If they've been dumped already then any risk > to his pcbs is over, they won't be damaged because they've already been dumped.
I'm not aware of any claim about damage to the pcb's. There is one and only one reason the roms haven't been made public & thats because he promised he wouldn't. He had to promise or he'd never have gotten the boards.
> And in the guy's defense, he absolutely has the right to keep it to himself, the only > problem is he doesn't. He dangles it above the surface of the water like bait for a > fish and then pulls it back at the last second. If he wants a private collection and > doesn't want to come off as a jerk, maybe he should actually keep it private.
He never dangled it. Ever since the rabid zealots found out he had it, he was constantly asked in an aggressive way to release it. Eventually to try and shut it up he pulled a ridiculously large figure out of his head, unfortunately this went above their heads and they started a fund raiser. He should have just ignored them, or at the very least set the asking price so high it would keep them busy for their entire lifetime trying to scrape the money together.