Genius is free chess engine with free source

Discussion of anything and everything relating to chess playing software and machines.

Moderators: hgm, Dann Corbit, Harvey Williamson

Forum rules
This textbox is used to restore diagrams posted with the [d] tag before the upgrade.
Uri Blass
Posts: 9111
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:37 pm
Location: Tel-Aviv Israel

Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by Uri Blass » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:50 pm

I found this link when I searched in google for genius chess engine.

http://thegenius.sourceforge.net/

User avatar
fern
Posts: 8755
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:07 pm

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by fern » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:54 pm

Have you tested the program?
Fdo

Tony Thomas

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by Tony Thomas » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:30 pm

It isnt the same as Chess Genius, you probably know that already. Above mentioned program was made by an Indian.

Linshark
Posts: 59
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:22 pm
Location: Thisted, Denmark

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by Linshark » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:54 pm

Latest release on June 27, 2003.
My gut feeling tells me that this chess
program isn't very interesting.

Martin.

User avatar
tiger
Posts: 819
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:15 am
Location: Guadeloupe (french caribbean island)
Contact:

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by tiger » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:26 pm

Uri Blass wrote:I found this link when I searched in google for genius chess engine.

http://thegenius.sourceforge.net/

This guy deserves to be sued because he is using Genius as the name of a chess program. He is using the same name as Richard Lang's program, which existed long before and is known worldwide

I hope Richard Lang has been informed about it.


// Christophe

User avatar
Graham Banks
Posts: 35677
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:52 am
Location: Auckland, NZ

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by Graham Banks » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:35 pm

tiger wrote: This guy deserves to be sued because he is using Genius as the name of a chess program. He is using the same name as Richard Lang's program, which existed long before and is known worldwide

I hope Richard Lang has been informed about it.


// Christophe
Could well be an innocent error Christophe.

Besides "The Genius" is surely different from "Chess Genius" ?

Regards, Graham.

User avatar
tiger
Posts: 819
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:15 am
Location: Guadeloupe (french caribbean island)
Contact:

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by tiger » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:15 am

Graham Banks wrote:
tiger wrote: This guy deserves to be sued because he is using Genius as the name of a chess program. He is using the same name as Richard Lang's program, which existed long before and is known worldwide

I hope Richard Lang has been informed about it.


// Christophe
Could well be an innocent error Christophe.

Besides "The Genius" is surely different from "Chess Genius" ?

Regards, Graham.

An innocent error? Yeah, like the guy was living in a far far away village in india and has never got access to internet before! ;-)

OK, let's play it soft.

(begin gentle tone)
If it was not intentional, he should change the name of his engine as soon as he is informed.
(end gentle tone)

Anything that has the "Genius" word in his name and is a chess engine is a clear hijacking of a famous existing work by Richard Lang. I can't believe a court would decide otherwise.

I think it would be enough to inform Sourceforge about the trademark infringement and the project would be quickly removed from there.


// Christophe

Tony Thomas

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by Tony Thomas » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:46 am

tiger wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:
tiger wrote: This guy deserves to be sued because he is using Genius as the name of a chess program. He is using the same name as Richard Lang's program, which existed long before and is known worldwide

I hope Richard Lang has been informed about it.


// Christophe
Could well be an innocent error Christophe.

Besides "The Genius" is surely different from "Chess Genius" ?

Regards, Graham.

An innocent error? Yeah, like the guy was living in a far far away village in india and has never got access to internet before! ;-)

OK, let's play it soft.

(begin gentle tone)
If it was not intentional, he should change the name of his engine as soon as he is informed.
(end gentle tone)

Anything that has the "Genius" word in his name and is a chess engine is a clear hijacking of a famous existing work by Richard Lang. I can't believe a court would decide otherwise.

I think it would be enough to inform Sourceforge about the trademark infringement and the project would be quickly removed from there.


// Christophe
Why do you take everything so seriously. Chess Genius isnt as well known as you think.

gerold
Posts: 10121
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:57 pm
Location: van buren,missouri

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by gerold » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:00 am

Tony Thomas wrote:
tiger wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:
tiger wrote: This guy deserves to be sued because he is using Genius as the name of a chess program. He is using the same name as Richard Lang's program, which existed long before and is known worldwide

I hope Richard Lang has been informed about it.


// Christophe
Could well be an innocent error Christophe.

Besides "The Genius" is surely different from "Chess Genius" ?

Regards, Graham.

An innocent error? Yeah, like the guy was living in a far far away village in india and has never got access to internet before! ;-)

OK, let's play it soft.

(begin gentle tone)
If it was not intentional, he should change the name of his engine as soon as he is informed.
(end gentle tone)

Anything that has the "Genius" word in his name and is a chess engine is a clear hijacking of a famous existing work by Richard Lang. I can't believe a court would decide otherwise.

I think it would be enough to inform Sourceforge about the trademark infringement and the project would be quickly removed from there.


// Christophe
Why do you take everything so seriously. Chess Genius isnt as well known as you think.
This engine doesn't work. :)

Terry McCracken

Re: Genius is free chess engine with free source

Post by Terry McCracken » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:44 am

Tony Thomas wrote:
tiger wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:
tiger wrote: This guy deserves to be sued because he is using Genius as the name of a chess program. He is using the same name as Richard Lang's program, which existed long before and is known worldwide

I hope Richard Lang has been informed about it.


// Christophe
Could well be an innocent error Christophe.

Besides "The Genius" is surely different from "Chess Genius" ?

Regards, Graham.

An innocent error? Yeah, like the guy was living in a far far away village in india and has never got access to internet before! ;-)

OK, let's play it soft.

(begin gentle tone)
If it was not intentional, he should change the name of his engine as soon as he is informed.
(end gentle tone)

Anything that has the "Genius" word in his name and is a chess engine is a clear hijacking of a famous existing work by Richard Lang. I can't believe a court would decide otherwise.

I think it would be enough to inform Sourceforge about the trademark infringement and the project would be quickly removed from there.


// Christophe
Why do you take everything so seriously. Chess Genius isnt as well known as you think.
You must be joking.....it's been around for 17 years, besides, that's not the point.

Of course the author knows.

Post Reply