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Julien MARCEL



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PostPost subject: Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:48 pm Reply to topic Reply with quote

Steve Maughan wrote:
JuLieN wrote:
...I still think that selling a free GPLed open-source engine is highly unethical....


While it's not something I'd do, I don't think it's unethical (assuming he's not violating the GPL agreement).

The buyers are not forced to buy. They do so because they want to try out what looks like a quality product. And I'm sure they will happy with their purchase.

It's also not clear but the seller may be adding value to the product - for example by offering support or a guarantee. In this case I don't think he is but potentially you could sell a GPLed product and provide support.

Also the buyer may know about the free version yet prefer to pay a small fee for the product as they think it more likely to be supported and updated in the future (I never use free development components for this very reason).

At the very least the seller is making a quality product more widely available.

So where is the crime? Seems like everyone is happy. It's capitalism at it's best - no coercion anywhere!

Steve


Ethics and legality are two very different things, Steve. There is obviously in those attempts to sell Stockfish under different names the will to deceive the clients into believing that those applications are original, in order to generate money in the process. Otherwise, they would mention that "their" applications are un-modified versions of the free program Stockfish that can be downloaded from the AppStore too. Had the clients known that this application could be downloaded for free instead, they wouldn't have fallen for this scam.
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Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague... Julien MARCEL Sat May 28, 2011 12:11 pm
      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Martin Sedlak Sat May 28, 2011 12:53 pm
            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Tord Romstad Sat May 28, 2011 2:28 pm
                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Bryan Whitby Sat May 28, 2011 3:08 pm
                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 5:21 am
                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 6:16 am
                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Tord Romstad Sun May 29, 2011 7:02 am
                              Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 8:11 am
                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Tord Romstad Sun May 29, 2011 9:45 am
                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 6:59 pm
                                                Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Evert Glebbeek Sun May 29, 2011 9:08 pm
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 9:30 pm
                                                            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Sven Schüle Sun May 29, 2011 10:32 pm
                                                                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 10:49 pm
                                                                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sun May 29, 2011 10:53 pm
                                                                              Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 11:01 pm
                                                                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sun May 29, 2011 11:03 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 11:57 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Alex Brown Mon May 30, 2011 2:01 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Mon May 30, 2011 4:57 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Alex Brown Mon May 30, 2011 9:32 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Eelco de Groot Mon May 30, 2011 11:04 am
                                                                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague H.G.Muller Tue May 31, 2011 2:19 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Miguel A. Ballicora Tue May 31, 2011 2:39 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Michel Van den Bergh Tue May 31, 2011 2:51 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Eelco de Groot Tue May 31, 2011 3:20 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Tue May 31, 2011 6:09 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Eelco de Groot Tue May 31, 2011 7:24 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:19 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:00 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:23 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:44 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:04 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:09 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:06 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:48 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Bigler Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:14 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Ted Wong Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:17 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Gabriel LEPERLIER Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:40 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:31 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:48 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:05 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:10 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:09 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:26 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:34 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:49 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Martin Sedlak Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:27 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:39 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steven Atkinson Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:03 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:02 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Ron Langeveld Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:26 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:09 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steven Atkinson Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:40 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:50 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steven Atkinson Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:59 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:07 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steven Atkinson Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:04 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:09 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steven Atkinson Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:20 am
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Ronald de Man Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:22 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:28 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Ronald de Man Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:53 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Darrel Briley Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:19 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Tue May 31, 2011 6:01 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague H.G.Muller Tue May 31, 2011 6:05 pm
                              Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Jon Dart Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:05 pm
                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:15 pm
                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Jon Dart Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:30 pm
                                                Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:33 pm
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Jon Dart Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:43 pm
                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:48 pm
                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Jon Dart Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:55 pm
                                                Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Steve Maughan Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:08 pm
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Jon Dart Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:30 pm
                                                            Apps with Stockfish engine Stefan Brettschneider Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:55 am
                                                                  Re: Apps with Stockfish engine Julien MARCEL Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:01 am
                                                                        Re: Apps with Stockfish engine Stefan Brettschneider Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:06 am
                              Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Bryan Whitby Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:03 am
                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague john dalhem Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:43 pm
                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:42 am
                                                Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:48 pm
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Martin Sedlak Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:22 am
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Stefan Brettschneider Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:38 am
                                                            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague John Krush Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:24 am
                                                                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:56 pm
                                                                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Krzych Cybulsky Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:02 pm
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Krzych Cybulsky Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:09 pm
                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Greg Simpson Sun May 29, 2011 9:11 pm
            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Joshua Shriver Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:42 am
                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Martin Sedlak Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:21 am
      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague F. Bluemers Sat May 28, 2011 1:01 pm
            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat May 28, 2011 1:05 pm
                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Andres Valverde Sat May 28, 2011 1:45 pm
                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sat May 28, 2011 1:53 pm
                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague F. Bluemers Sat May 28, 2011 2:07 pm
      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Don Dailey Sat May 28, 2011 5:21 pm
            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Marco Costalba Sat May 28, 2011 5:46 pm
                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 5:23 am
                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Marco Costalba Sun May 29, 2011 6:46 am
                              Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 7:07 am
                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Marco Costalba Sun May 29, 2011 7:49 am
                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 8:13 am
                                                Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Gian-Carlo Pascutto Sun May 29, 2011 9:25 am
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sun May 29, 2011 9:39 am
                                                            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Alfonso Turri Mon May 30, 2011 10:36 pm
                                                                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Alfonso Turri Mon May 30, 2011 10:47 pm
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Mike Scheidl Sun May 29, 2011 9:56 am
                                                            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 6:47 pm
                                                Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Tord Romstad Sun May 29, 2011 9:57 am
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Sven Schüle Sun May 29, 2011 11:46 am
                                                            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 7:03 pm
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Don Dailey Sun May 29, 2011 12:16 pm
                                                            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Julien MARCEL Sun May 29, 2011 12:28 pm
                                                                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Don Dailey Sun May 29, 2011 6:05 pm
                                                                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 7:21 pm
                                                                              Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Gian-Carlo Pascutto Mon May 30, 2011 3:44 pm
                                                                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Sven Schüle Mon May 30, 2011 4:37 pm
                                                                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Gian-Carlo Pascutto Mon May 30, 2011 10:47 pm
                                                                                    Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Don Dailey Mon May 30, 2011 5:44 pm
                                                            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 7:07 pm
                                                                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Don Dailey Sun May 29, 2011 8:56 pm
                                                                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 10:42 pm
                                                                              Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Don Dailey Sun May 29, 2011 11:26 pm
                                                            Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Greg Simpson Sun May 29, 2011 9:28 pm
                                                      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 7:00 pm
                                          Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Bryan Whitby Sun May 29, 2011 8:17 am
                                                Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 8:26 am
                              Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague H.G.Muller Mon May 30, 2011 6:21 pm
      Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Sean Evans Sat May 28, 2011 8:29 pm
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                  Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Don Dailey Sat May 28, 2011 9:58 pm
                        Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague Christophe Théron Sun May 29, 2011 7:21 am
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