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by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

I think there was a GPL violation. This comes from the FAQ from the free software foundation: If you commercially distribute binaries not accompanied with source code, the GPL says you must provide a written offer to distribute the source code later. When users non-commercially redistribute the bin...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

What if I release a legal derivative of Stockfish on the App Store and charge $5 for it? Not sure I understand the question. It wouldn't be breaking any laws, by definition of the word "legal", so I guess that isn't what you're asking about. If you meant to ask whether it would break Apple's rules,...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

What if I release a legal derivative of Stockfish on the App Store and charge $5 for it? Not sure I understand the question. It wouldn't be breaking any laws, by definition of the word "legal", so I guess that isn't what you're asking about. If you meant to ask whether it would break Apple's rules,...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

There is a part that talks about copying another developper's work, Yes. This is how it reads: If you attempt to cheat the system (for example, by trying to trick the review process, steal data from users, copy another developer's work, or manipulate the ratings) your apps will be removed from the ...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

They have thousands, if not millions of apps in the online store. I would not be surprised if they get dozens of copyright complains per week and I assume THAT is a problem (of response time). But I would be VERY surprised if Apple chose to ignore such things deliberately. Even if the GPL license i...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

Christophe These are my design and if anyone wants to use them they can for free if they ask. Otherwise as you say, there are plenty more (many might say "better" than mine) on the Internet. As for your other forum remarks, I suggest that you might have had too much sum & gin when you wrote them. B...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

Wow, that's annoying. I thought Apple would review all the applications prior to release. Why do they allow to release the same chess program over and over again when the difference is only the name of the program? In the end Apple will probably prevent Tord from releasing a new version of Glaurung...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

If they mention that it's Stockfish, is it still a fraud? There is one 'if' more than needed in your reply. I was thinking you were talking seriously not just arguing for the shake of it. Sorry I misunderstood your posts. P.S: There are no mentions to SF anywhere in the posted examples btw. I'm tal...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

Now imagine that tomorrow I package my own version of Stockfish, with some changes in the graphical appearance, and sell it on the App Store for $0.99. And I comply with the GPL: I make the source code available to any CUSTOMER who asks for it so I'm in perfect accordance with the law. Could you pl...
by tiger
Sun May 29, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague...
Replies: 142
Views: 50908

Re: Stockfish clones in the AppStore: it's becoming a plague

Perhaps this is one good reason why StockFish should have being a paid app,this way you would have financial resources to go after these guys.Apple would not like to get involved if they don't have too, they make money every time someone buys these apps, where if they download StockFish the only mo...