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Subject: Re: guilty until probed the opposite

Author: Norm Pollock

Date: 06:03:01 05/29/05

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>The author doesn't have to release his code in order to prove he isn't cloning
>imo. He doesn't have to prove anything at all. The ones accusing have to prove
>(or collect enough evidence) that the questioned engine is a clone. Although if
>I would be accused of cloning I would probably release some small parts of my
>sources (data structure, parts of the move generator) just to point out the
>differences to other engines.
>But if you don't copy and paste code and don't dive too deeply into sources of
>other engines there is probably no big chance left for beeing accused of cloning
>and if so there isn't much to worry about.
>
>best regards
>Roman

If you only release "some small parts" then how would anyone know if those parts
are actually part of your engine? You have to release the whole or none at all.
The checker has to check that your source compiles to your release or else you
might have released faux parts.

-Norm



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