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Subject: Re: Do we really want it?

Author: Gabor Szots

Date: 11:09:45 08/28/04

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On August 28, 2004 at 14:05:08, Gerd Isenberg wrote:

>On August 28, 2004 at 13:55:12, Gabor Szots wrote:
>>>Also Paul Hunter and others may get a future version of ElChinito with the
>>>explicite request to disassemble and prove it.
>>If this is necessary with El Chinito, it will also be necesary with all other
>>chess  programs. Also, it will be necessary to compare ALL further chess
>>programs with ALL further ones, because anything can be a clone of anything.
>>Do we really want this?
>No, only in this special case with ElChinito.
>I also commend chess program authors, commercial or not, to put some disassembly
>paragraph inside the readme and to remove symbols from the executable.

Sorry, my second "further" should read "previous".

What I meant was that I could take an open source program, modify it, then show
up with it as original. If it is not compared with all relevant known programs,
it may never be revelaed that I have stolen it.


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