In the previous post, you taunted a GM saying the he is jealous. Here, you tell one of the authors of strongest GPL engine of the world that he knows nothing and that he should shut up. In both cases, it is a conversation between programmers and technical experts in the technical subforum. This is as subforum in which you previously asked questions and the people graciously answered you. Your lack of manners is unbearable, but that is not critical. The main problem is this is how a cesspool of trolling battles start. I am going to ask you a favor. Could you please redirect all this lack of substance to another subforum?benstoker wrote:Until such time as YOU or the ICGA panel fashions a sufficient definition of an impermissible derivative based on a set of specific engineering criteria, this casting of petty apsersions is just so much bullshit. You know nothing. You don't know what it means to say "got 90% of source code ...". It means absolutely nothing. If you cannot provide a definition and set of criteria for determining an impermissible derivative, then shut up. If you can provide such, then offer it to the ICGA to be vetted.mcostalba wrote:Robert, I think you've done a good job with Houdini, actually you are the only one that was able to obtain such a big boost out of Ippo. So I have already written and I have no problem to write again that I think you deserve sure credit for the improving you got with Houdini.Houdini wrote: Again, I didn't blame, I suggested giving credit.
But I don't think would be correct to align all the developers on a single line: "let everybody give credit to Ippo becuase everybody took ideas from that !".
I think is not correct doing so because we blur the line between taking ideas and taking more than that.
If Richard says that Houdini was easy to disassemble because he already got 90% of source code, this for me is an important fact, also because I trust a lot Richard and I know he is not the guy that gives random numbers....
Now I stop because I think you already got the message. Anyhow let's make a funny deal: you write on your site that you started out of Ippo sources and we write on our that we have took ideas from Ippo What do you think ?