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by Michel
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Anti-Engine Puzzle
Replies: 59
Views: 9067

Re: Anti-Engine Puzzle

There is no PST in an EGT generator. And no white King either, the way I used it. I am sorry. What I meant was that changing the PST for the white king should help solving the puzzle but it won’t fix it. Not generating moves for white king on e2 (and removing the moves from and to where the black p...
by Michel
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Anti-Engine Puzzle
Replies: 59
Views: 9067

Re: Anti-Engine Puzzle

It seems this can be easily solved by constructing a TB. Only about 10 million positions to consider (assuming that after the white king moves to f1 the configuration of 7 pieces in the lower right corner is never touched).
by Michel
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 36959

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

My idea is that "the right to distribute something" is not something that is acquired once and then kept forever. You can lose the right to distribute something. If you accept that FF2 is a covered work then the distribution of it is a violation of the GPL-3 license attached to SF. Hence you can no...
by Michel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 36959

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

>> If you accept that FF2 is a covered work then the distribution of it is a violation of the GPL-3 license attached to SF. Hence you can no longer legally accept this GPL-3 licence. So you cannot distribute SF and hence you can also not distribute FF2. << what happens if I do not accept that? When...
by Michel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 36959

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

The relevant sentence is this Inclusion of a covered work in an aggregate does not cause this License to apply to the other parts of the aggregate. If we consider the covered work to be SF then FF2 is either an aggregate or it is not. If it is an aggregate then it is ok to distribute it in whatever...
by Michel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 36959

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

If I take covered work = SF... I don't think you can do that. I think that if you didn't want your NN included in the covered work, you'd achieve this by not using SF in your project. Of course I can do that. People are distributing SF by itself all the time, for which they have permission from the...
by Michel
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 36959

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

I sketched situations where there is zero difference with regard to original thought (and with regard to anything that matters actually) and yet it is argued by people here that they would be treated differently under copyright law. If that is so (and I do not know enough about copyright law to tru...
by Michel
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 36959

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

I also suspect that (in the context of computer programs) there is something very wrong with the argument that the functionality is not copyrightable, only the 'creative freedom' on top of it. Yes there seems to be something wrong with ignoring functionality. The fact that a program is statically o...
by Michel
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 36959

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

I understand. I originally thought this is what the GPL is doing. But the GPL (even the GPL-3) apparently does something different. It relies on copyright law to define a derived work (or rather something legally equivalent to it but not depending on American copyright law). After that it puts rest...
by Michel
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 36959

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

But the concept of 'functionality' only plays a role in copyright law to determine whether a binary contains copyrightable material. A license agreement can require anything, even if it has no relation to copyrights at all. Like that one should pay a yearly amount for the right to distribute. So it...