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Subject: Re: Do we really want it?

Author: Gerd Isenberg

Date: 11:25:30 08/28/04

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On August 28, 2004 at 14:09:45, Gabor Szots wrote:

>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.

Gábor, i guess your point is quadratic increase of this compares.
Ok, if we have 10**9 programs that will take some time.
I think, that it is part of Paul's science to do some statistical relevant
probing of some candidates. He may write programs which look for first hints.


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