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Subject: Re: Chess GPL projects establish cheating communities

Author: Reinhard Scharnagl

Date: 09:56:52 06/18/05

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On June 18, 2005 at 12:50:50, Pallav Nawani wrote:

>On June 18, 2005 at 12:38:05, Reinhard Scharnagl wrote:
>
>>On June 18, 2005 at 12:23:11, Pallav Nawani wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>On June 18, 2005 at 11:57:43, Reinhard Scharnagl wrote:
>>>GPL is fantastic?
>>>>
>>>>Hi Murano,
>>>>
>>>>GPL might be interesting when developing new platforms, interfaces or standards.
>>>>But regarding chess programming as a brainsport, GPL projects are nothing else
>>>>than an unfair cheating communities. I am not talking about copyright questions.
>>>>
>>>>Reinhard.
>>>
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>I think you are completely off the track here. How can you say that GPL projects
>>>are unfair cheating communities? Please prove your statement.
>>
>>Pallav,
>>
>>please quote correctly. I have not said that. I have spoken merely on projects
>>leading to participating in brain sport events.
>
>Hi,
>
>You never mentioned tournaments in your earlier post. You just said:
>
>>But regarding chess programming as a brainsport, GPL projects are nothing else
>>than an unfair cheating communities.
>
>One can easily misunderstand 'brainsport' to mean hobby, which is what I did. In
> any case, I think your objection is pointless. GPL projects have every right to
>competete in touraments. If a Hardware monster like Hydra can take part in
>tournaments along with programs running on Pcs, so also GPL projects.

I have never argued for having hardware competitions. See also at:
[http://www.chessbox.de/Compu/schachfair_e.html]

Reinhard.



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