Steve B wrote:OK so you say you were basically joking about not giving a hoot if a program is illegal
as to my accepting the decision of the ICGA Panel given that i am not a programmer
we have almost every world champion programmer in the last two decades signing the open letter decrying Rybka's involvement in the ICGA World Championships
we have several recognized experts in the field offering evidence
we have a decision handed down after much deliberation
i accept the findings as any lay person accepts the finding of an expert body
I am not an attorney or an expert in constitutional law but i accept the decisions of the Supreme court
i scoff at the nonsense deployed by friends and fans to discredit the entire process from start to finish
as i posted here before ..protests by friends and fans are similar to the family of an convicted criminal complaining that justice was not served to their loved one...
with everything being done wrong from the arresting officers ..to the jury.. to the judge
Rajlich could come on here tomorrow and freely admit he broke the ICGA rules and some from the Rybka forum would even argue with him that he didnt do it
Time to move on George...
aside from a handful of friends and fans and the Dutch federation and their ridiculous decision to allow Rybka to compete in their events..the rest of the CC community has accepted the decision and has moved on
Rybka..as we once knew her .. is no more
Number 1. If FSF or some court of law disagrees with ICGA, and finds for Vas- you going to accept that ruling, say Fabien had his day in court, smile and not be critical of their decision?
Number 2. I will move on and to where- when and if I choose to.
Number 3. I "give a hoot" as to whether or not a program is legal. But I won't be losing any sleep over it. And the fact that one is not legal WILL NOT keep me from using it. And enjoying it just as much. If their is a difference of opinion about said program, I don't have a horse in that race. If I want to use it- I will use it. Be sure you understand I want all programs to be legal- but legal or not HAS NO BEARING on whether or not I use it and enjoy it.
Number 4. You don't know much about the Rybka forum. There are plenty of people there who think Vas is guilty. And they tell you that. Difference is they can live with an opinion opposite theirs without getting their drawers in a wad.
Number 5. "Rybka as we knew her is no more." I agree- if he does what he is considering and just stays with the "Rybka Cluster"- being tired of everyone stealing from HIM. But if he does decide to come out with Rybka 5, I will certainly be using it. I may need 2 copies. And his sales won't be hurt, no matter how some will stroke over it.
Number 6. I never said there was no evidence in the Rybka case. And no one else has. But it is the interpretation of the evidence that will be in question. Experts on both sides will make compelling cases. Then he will subpoena someone like Dann Corbit, who does not really want to get involved. And I don't blame him. He will have to say what he told me- that there is so much gray area, who can be sure of what? Then a judge is going to be getting a hell of a headache, and will decide to err on the side of caution. He will say evidence is there, but both sides have points. And he is not going to issue a verdict that will ruin the man's way of making a living, when he faces good arguments from both sides.
That is my opinion of how it will play out. But trust me, if I am wrong I don't plan on slitting my wrists. Life will go on. And I will continue to use the engines of MY CHOICE, legal or not. If someone thinks badly of me, that's sorta "tough shit". It is not like, after all these years, I am going to wake up in the morning and give a rat's ass what anyone thinks of me. Won't happen.