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by Thomas Mayer
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Copying code
Replies: 46
Views: 6372

Re: Copying code

Here is the deal, provided a programmer already has an engine and he wants to copy code from another engine: Why would anyone want to copy code from another engine? Copyright laws in most Western countries prohibit copying anything without author's permission. IPPO is freeware. Reading another pers...
by Thomas Mayer
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Copying code
Replies: 46
Views: 6372

Re: Copying code

There currently are discussions in CCC and RF about copying and it's much confusing what is allowed and what is not. Here is the deal, provided a programmer already has an engine and he wants to copy code from another engine: Verbatim copying code does not exists because the variable names, data st...
by Thomas Mayer
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why No Chessbase News On Mark Watkins Article??
Replies: 22
Views: 2948

Re: Why No Chessbase News On Mark Watkins Article??

http://harveywilliamson.com/ICGA/Riis3.pdf Could it be the whole CB article was just cover, so they can sell Rybka 5? Totally biased company with no business ethics! Cordially, Sean Stay real, Sean... of course I would welcome it when chessbase would publish the ICGA & Mark Watkins response, but ho...
by Thomas Mayer
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2011 - Junior is the 2011 World Champion
Replies: 378
Views: 95657

Re: WCCC 2011 - Junior is the 2011 World Champion

Get it now? The thing I get you want to stay in your romantic world before 2005. Basically tormenting aspirant chess programmers and force them to write everything from scratch while the established programmers can live in security. As such you want to become an obstacle for progress. At our age yo...
by Thomas Mayer
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The near future of computer chess
Replies: 211
Views: 36832

Re: The near future of computer chess

Hi Sune, Of course Ed has a good point. A professional programmer in the year 2011 would not start building an engine from scratch when there are so many very strong open source engines out there. Nobody does that in this day an age, it just isn't best practice of modern software development. ??? Ho...
by Thomas Mayer
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I don't get it...
Replies: 29
Views: 5865

Re: I don't get it...

Hi Jon, well, that would be a reason not to test the Ippo-derivatives at all. But not to test let's say Fire and to test Houdini feels strange, I think that is Normans point. And IMO it's a valid point. I understand that. But testers get to choose what they test. Maybe they don't have a good reason ...
by Thomas Mayer
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I don't get it...
Replies: 29
Views: 5865

Re: I don't get it...

Hi Jon, The authors have denied ever RE'ing Rybka There's not a shred of evidence of any wrongdoing R. Vida and many others have expressed serious doubt that Ippolit is a clone of anything I thought the authors were pretty open about Ippolit etc. being reverse-engineered. And one look at the Ippolit...
by Thomas Mayer
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I don't get it...
Replies: 29
Views: 5865

Re: I don't get it...

Hi Norman, The authors have denied ever RE'ing Rybka who ? names ? where ? There's not a shred of evidence of any wrongdoing well, there is the BB report and the very strange initial Ippolit source. And well, Vas says so... ;) -> Anyway, you are right, there is no proof at all. Strelka is accepted a...
by Thomas Mayer
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mr. Dailey did you take advantage of Ippolit and Stockfish?
Replies: 51
Views: 9710

Re: Mr. Dailey did you take advantage of Ippolit and Stockfi

No one just shows up with the #1 rated program in the World without being established in some form to the Computer Chess Community as a whole. It just doesn't happen. Peter You're wrong on this point, Peter. Remember Fabien (Fruit's author)? He was entirely unknown to the chess programming communit...
by Thomas Mayer
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Who is the FRC champion: human or computer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: Who is the FRC champion: human or computer?

My experience is that humans are comparatively weaker w.r.t. computers in variants than in normal Chess. This because human strength is mostly knowledge based, and they lose the value of their knowledge, while the computer hardly had any knowledge to start with, and thus doesn't care much. I don't ...