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Shivkumar Shivaji



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PostPost subject: Re: CBH file format    Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:26 am Reply to topic Reply with quote

I see nothing wrong in publishing CBH internals or in fact releasing a library that loads and saves CBH files as long as this knowledge was not obtained by reading any confidential documentation or inappropriate materials. I even think this is the way forward, given that CBH format restricts your reader software, and often your OS.

Openoffice can read MS word files almost perfectly by reverse engineering the format. Linux can read and write NTFS almost perfectly due to reverse engineering. If Microsoft cannot sue the Linux community, there is no way chessbase can do it. In fact, Microsoft itself is more open and helpful with its formats these days.

In fact, having a proprietary format that only chessbase can read and write to sounds monopolistic, and judging by recent trends might even be heavily fined by entities such as the EU. If Chessbase wants to prevent people from accessing CBH, I recommend we all forgo CBH and support an open format.
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CBH file format Yarin Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:18 pm
      Re: CBH file format Dan Andersson Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:10 pm
      Re: CBH file format Gerd Isenberg Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:51 pm
      Re: CBH file format Ernest Bonnem Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:41 pm
            Re: CBH file format Yarin Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:46 am
                  Re: CBH file format Shivkumar Shivaji Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:56 pm
                  Re: CBH file format gcramer Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:38 pm
                        Re: CBH file format Oliver Uwira Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:56 pm
      Re: CBH file format Shivkumar Shivaji Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:26 am
            Re: CBH file format Shivkumar Shivaji Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:53 am
      Re: CBH file format David Overton Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:40 pm
            Re: CBH file format M ANSARI Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:16 am
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