Why wasn't strelka terminated?

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Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by terminator » Thu May 01, 2008 9:33 am

Strelka is a clear breach of software copyright like a bandit wearing a balaclava wielding a shotgun who raids the local 711. The wheels of motion should have been set in place to bar it from being downloadable, tested in various sites etc.

Criminal proceedings should have been brought against Yuri Osipov and the Russian police should have left no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Talk on some forums of including Strelka's stolen code in programs like crafty/toga should not be allowed.

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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by Graham Banks » Thu May 01, 2008 9:38 am

terminator wrote: Talk on some forums of including Strelka's stolen code in programs like crafty/toga should not be allowed.
Discussion is fine, but download links will be removed.

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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by Tony Thomas » Thu May 01, 2008 9:41 am

Strelka is open source, even if it is a clone its no longer a violation of anything as far as GPL goes.

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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by terminator » Thu May 01, 2008 9:59 am

How many open sourced programs of say a stolen Microsoft/Apple software exist? MS or Apple would quickly do some butt kicking and get those removed.

While Vas is not MS or Apple, he did not give his consent for Rybka to be decompiled/reverse engineered and then put on offer as "open source". Where in the open source licence does it say that stolen programs can be legalised by open sourcing them?

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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by GenoM » Thu May 01, 2008 10:20 am

Hi Enrico

Did you ever have decompiled some program and did you ever have rewrited the assembling code to C?

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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by Bill Rogers » Thu May 01, 2008 11:24 am

This type of comment really bugs me. When a company sells a product it was meant to be use like it was designed for, not for someone to take it apart steal some of its ideas and then make them theirs.
The copywright protection act in the US forbids people to do just what you imply and the thiefs can be held libel in a court of law.
Take an example for DVD movies. You will see an FBI warning at the start of each one. Just because you may have the ability to clone the DVDs does not make it legal and you can still be fined and sentensed to jail for doing so. Basically the same laws apply to stealing software.
I have to remind people that for 15 years prior to my retirement I worked for the largest software house in Fremont, California so I became very aware of the software laws.
Bill

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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by Nid Hogge » Thu May 01, 2008 11:34 am

FOR HEAVENS SAKE

NOT ANOTHER STRELKA THREAD

Leave that crap alone already!

Where are the moderators? why are you allowing this nonsense again and again?? every day I comeback I discover another Strelka thread with the same rubbish being discussed to death again and again and again.

We don't need this **** here, take it somewhere else, or make a Strelka subform for all this boring discussions.

It's amazing that some people still didn't have enough of this **** already.

Im fed up with this, and i'm NOT THE ONLY ONE. :evil:

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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by F. Bluemers » Thu May 01, 2008 11:42 am

It says strelka in the title,so it is easy to skip.
The only thing anoying are the three stooges defending this piece of ****


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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by Damir » Thu May 01, 2008 12:05 pm

Nid,

Nobody is forcing you to read about Strelka, if you do not like the discussion, just skip this thread over.
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Re: Why wasn't strelka terminated?

Post by Norm Pollock » Thu May 01, 2008 1:56 pm

I have a question concerning Strelka's reputation.

Why does one group of independent testers (CEGT) completely ignore Strelka, while another group of independent testers (CCRL) include almost 2000 Strelka games in its database?

It appears that one group "sees evil" and the other "sees no evil".

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