Me... it does not (appear) to take "extraordinary talent" to take a World Class chess engine and convert it to Bitboard (with a few personal changes in the code). Knowledge and talent... sure... but it is the kind I can do without.Rolf wrote:Who is sane enough to think that Vas only won the titles because he copied Fruit and not his extraordinary talent as a programmer?
Is this the kind of talent demonstrated in a University? Dollars to Donuts he would have been booted from a Grad program.
"Plus One"Tom Barrister wrote:Just because somebody hasn't been proven guilty in a court of law (and even if they've been judged not guilty) doesn't mean that they didn't commit the crime. A lot of guilty people go free or are never caught in the first place.
Mr. Rajlich isn't going to admit he used Fruit source. He never let a qualified independent programmer look at the Rybka source to determine whether or not Rybka was derived from Fruit, nor is he likely to. It's unlikely that anything could be made to stick in a court of law. Does that mean he didn't use Fruit source? No, it does not. It only means he probably won't have to pay the penalty for the crime, at least not directly.
Are there not enough respectable men among us to give "expert testimony" and the community make a decision based on their findings? I am not talking about "the wild west" and "western justice, partner". You are most correct Rolf... this is a very serious matter. But why is it so important to have it go to a criminal court... I half believe it will not see the inside of a civil court somewhere. Does that mean then we have totally ignore what evidence has been presented to us? Or that we cannot make a sound judgement based on what has been presented?Rolf wrote:Ok, Tom, would you agree with me if that is the ultimate legally sound conclusion, that then it wasnt worth it to tear that man's character through the mud?