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

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 18:00:35 04/26/00

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On April 26, 2000 at 14:56:46, Pete Galati wrote:

>On April 26, 2000 at 14:19:28, Dann Corbit wrote:
>
>>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.
>
>I can't quite place the term "pickle smoke and hen's teeth" in any paticular
>Beverly Hillbillies episode, but I would think that Eugene should at the very
>least be given credit somewhere in the program for the use of his code and
>tablebases (see the Der Bringer program) and not doing so would be "lower than a
>snake in a wagon rutt" (thanks Jed)
>
>Pete

Deep Junior's documentation refers to the Nalimov-tablebases.

Dave



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