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Subject: Re: Ken Thompson's Endgame DBs....Still no copyright?

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 11:19:28 04/26/00

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On April 26, 2000 at 13:36:04, John Merlino wrote:

>On April 26, 2000 at 13:30:10, Dann Corbit wrote:
>
>>On April 26, 2000 at 13:09:09, John Merlino wrote:
>>[snip]
>>>p.s. Crafty uses a different tablebase format, correct?
>>
>>That is correct.  It is the format invented by Eugene Nalimov
>>
>>>If so, why?
>>It contains more information, is many times smaller, and generally much faster.
>
>Are these also in the "public domain" (as it were)?

Apparently.  In fact, some organizations are packaging them and selling them.
IMO, Eugene should receive a royalty of some kind, just out of good will, if
nothing else.  But I suspect that prospect lies along side of the pickle smoke
and hen's teeth.



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