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Subject: Re: Ruffian 0.76 is still playing incredible strong!

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 07:04:44 09/19/02

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On September 19, 2002 at 09:50:21, Daniel Clausen wrote:

>On September 19, 2002 at 08:58:52, Uri Blass wrote:
>>I prefer to see it as commercial program.
>Every person is entitled to his/her opinion. :)
>>If it becomes freeware then it is possible that part of the programmers are
>>going to stop working on their program.
>That's how the market works, unfortunately. I see your reasoning but personally
>I don't agree with it. Next thing we could do is forbid Linux, because it
>nibbles on Microsofts market share. ;) Additionally it's also the potential
>buyers fault, because they mainly buy new chess software based on the ELO
>rating. I consider this sad too, but that's the way it is.
>Don't get me wrong. I'm glad there are people who do chess programming as their
>work. They surely would do something else, if all they wanted is get rich.
>>I think that doing programs that are too strong freeware is not productive for
>>computer chess.
>Chess programmers who don't have a commercial engine typically share their ideas
>more than professionals. (which is natural) I consider that very productive. So
>which scenario is more "productive for computer chess" in general is at least
>open to debate.

I never read about one idea of the author of ruffian.
I never read a single post of that author.


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