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by Gusev
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

"He has done what no other programmer could do" should be rewritten to "he has done what most other programmers REFUSE to do." Dear Prof. Robert Hyatt, could you please clarify what it is that Robert Houdart did that most other programmers REFUSE to do? Do most programmers refuse to use public doma...
by Gusev
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

From what I have read, software patents in the US are alive and well.
Can an invention be embodied in software? I say, yes. Then there should be nothing wrong with software patents.
by Gusev
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

Sure, sure, even trade with it. Which is not very ethical, but legal. But the GPL never annul the PUBLIC DOMAIN. Jose, it's perfectly ethical to publish paper copies of public domain books and sell those copies to the public. Some companies do that. I totally agree with you that the GPL on a deriva...
by Gusev
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

In 1819 the courts basically granted corporations most of the same rights as an individual including the rights provided by the 14th amendment.
Not exactly. The 14th amendment was passed in 1868, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteenth ... nstitution
by Gusev
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

The Supreme Court has endowed corporations with "personhood" so it's natural to ask, "if a corporation is a person, what kind of person is it?" Don, I wholeheartedly agree with you that corporations are NOT people! (For those who didn't pay attention to legal developments in the U.S.: Don made a re...
by Gusev
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

So is it allowed if I get public domain code published by unknown people, add afew things, and re-publish the whole as GPL under my name? While it may or may not be unethical, it's definitely legal. Indeed, public domain code can even be legally used in a closed-source commercial product, so, of co...
by Gusev
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

If Komodo does extensions better than anyone else can I patent that? I don't think so. There are a lot of little things in Komodo that I do not believe anyone else does but they boil down to variations of more general concepts. Where do you draw the line? Thank you very much for your thoughtful rep...
by Gusev
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

I have the unrealistic expectation that engine authors are going to be HONEST about the origins of their engine, too. I encourage everyone interested to read about a relevant U.S. case, Computer Associates v. Altai Inc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Associates_Int._Inc._v._Altai_Inc. . Here...
by Gusev
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Robodini Q&A
Replies: 173
Views: 142795

Re: Robodini Q&A

I always thought ideas had to be patented to be protected, not copyrighted. Is that right or wrong? Does anyone know? I have 7 U.S. patents, 1 European patent, and a couple of works copyrighted in the U.S. Let me answer this one. Copyrights protect creative works. In particular, court precedents es...