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by IQ
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual property
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual prope

Vas could and may take action if it cuts into his business to much. He may not get any money from them but the courts could stop the clone from being put up for sale or even given away for free. If it went to court i think the people involved in this could be found :) However i do think he will com...
by IQ
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual property
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual prope

Giving Credit: here I agree, although i am surprised you assumed otherwise. But then isn't "going through forward and backward through code and taking ideas" enough of credit? Please... that is not giving credit. Then what should Vas do with the issue of a GPL'd fruit? If IP are as they are now he ...
by IQ
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual property
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual prope

I think the worst part is the part where the cloner claims that his work is an original work and not derived from the engine he cloned. That is where it changes from being unethical to being flat out theft. I am confused, whom are you talking about? Vas when he took code from fruit or the new "clon...
by IQ
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual property
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual prope

First of all, I am philosophically against patents and I agree with you, *BUT* this is not just a business issue. There is in play a sport and ethics issue, and basic norms of civilized behavior. If I you borrow a pencil from me and I ask you not to give it to someone else's and you do it, you are ...
by IQ
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual property
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Facts about morality, innovation, and intellectual property

After reading many posts here, I feel the urge to throw some facts into the discussion. Many people seem to think that intellectual property is a basic right of it's creator that extends almost limitless. Let's get for a moment back to why intellectual property rights were invented in the first plac...
by IQ
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Gaviota EGTBs, interface proposal for programmers
Replies: 55
Views: 11279

Re: Gaviota EGTBs, interface proposal for programmers

This on-the-fly generation of bitbases is pretty neat. I guess you decode the egtb in <16kb blocks - so for every probe of a egtb position, how much time do you think is needed to convert the complete block internally to bitbases? Also one could think about rearranging the egtbs so that each block c...
by IQ
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Gaviota EGTBs, interface proposal for programmers
Replies: 55
Views: 11279

Re: Gaviota EGTBs, interface proposal for programmers

Hi, yes that hit rate seems reasonable. But this leads to another interesting idea: For any probe the tb code has to decode a whole block (4kb?). Why then not put everything in this block (or a subset) into the hash table, instead of just returning one probe. All what's needed is a "block->hash" con...
by IQ
Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Gaviota EGTBs, interface proposal for programmers
Replies: 55
Views: 11279

Re: Gaviota EGTBs, interface proposal for programmers

Hi, i wonder how effective this scheme really is. I would reckon that if hash table probes are also stored in the hash table, the number of "probe_softs" that are actually a tb cache hit to be minute. Do you have any numbers of the probe_soft hit rate? The other scheme with the async i/o is also fla...