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Subject: Re: Chess GPL projects establish cheating communities

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 23:08:21 06/18/05

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On June 18, 2005 at 14:23:42, Murano Lima wrote:

>Hello Reinhard,
>I dont love to do that, but your subject line and thesis
>are so incredible (and silly), that I think it is justified:
>Not everybody may be aware, that you are trying to establish
>a commercial project (-> the extremely innovative Smirf).
>The release of Fruit finally destroyed any hope to make any money
>with that, and this was also the case for one or two more projects,
>(there was indeed a clone, published by pure desperation, thats all).

I think that you are wrong here.

1)Smirf support options that Fruit does not support like FRC so the release of
Fruit does not destroy any hope to make Smirf commercial.

2)I also think that it is possible that programmers of inferior commercial
programs relative to fruit may continue to earn money for the following reasons:

a)Not everybody heard about fruit
b)People may be interested in buying some new software that is not the

3)It is possible that future smirf will be better than fruit.
>So the motivation to argue against GPL et simil. is so obvious
>that one really has to be surprised by the fact that you dont feel
>completely ridiculous to repeat your accusations of cheating and all the boring
>rest again and again.

I think that it can be also motivation of people who do not work for commercial

People who care about justice can also think that it is unfair that people work
hard to make a commercial program and some free programs prevent them to earn


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