Uh... bushing talked to Nintendo because they were acting responsibly with serious information. It had nothing whatsoever to do with "covering their asses just in case" - to the best of my memory that never even came up once as a factor. So let's just let that myth stay on the likes of gbat*** where it belongs.
Secondly... nothing is forcing anyone to do anything. I don't know where that impression has mistakenly come from, but I can assure you it is basically utter crap. If they wanted to release something, they could have done so - probably long before you even knew about it. They already released the information first - what exactly is the supposed race for now, considering that..?
Just because idiots like Waninkoko release half-baked apps the minute they can spot a new function from Patchmii to "borrow" doesn't mean these guys are any more obliged to do so asap. It was after all *their* discovery already. Much as 99.99% of the real worthwhile tricks so far found have been. They really don't need to resort to speedy credit-grabbing tricks. There is no "race to beat others". Clearly they already did so. Without this info they already released, people would still be wandering around in random directions hoping to bump into the right thing like they have been for the last week or two.
i could not possibly agree more. wat a first post too.