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Official GPL webpage available?

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:53 am

Hi there,

know a member the main url about GPL?
I found too many information urls which such information.

Important information for Robert Houdart.
I think we should help Robert a bit.

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Frank
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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by JuLieN » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:59 am

Frank Quisinsky wrote:Hi there,

know a member the main url about GPL?
I found too many information urls which such information.

Important information for Robert Houdert.
I think we should help Robert a bit.

Best
Frank
Frank, Robert doesn't infringe GPL, because the Robbo* Ippolit* code he's accused to have as the base for Houdini is not GPL but public domain:
http://ippolit.wikispaces.com/FAQ
Q. How copyright IPPOLIT?
A. Publicdomain (workers), only.
So, technically, this is a clone, yes, but not an illegal one, although most tourney managers will refuse to include yet another clone in their tournament, however strong it might be.
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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi Julien,

oh a misinformation by myself.
I read often that Fire and the predecessors are under GPL.

I remember Robert Houdart say thanks to Crafty, Stockfish, IPP people in a sentence on his own webpage. With others words he used Stockfish, Crafty and IPP ideas.

Stockfish is GPL or I have a second misinformation?
Crafty too ...
Fruit too ...

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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by Evert » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:08 pm

Frank Quisinsky wrote: I remember Robert Houdart say thanks to Crafty, Stockfish, IPP people in a sentence on his own webpage. With others words he used Stockfish, Crafty and IPP ideas.

Stockfish is GPL or I have a second misinformation?
Crafty too ...
Fruit too ...
Crafty is not GPL.
Either way, the GPL deals with code, not with ideas. I have no idea why this distinction seems to be so hard for so many people, but they're very different.

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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by Houdini » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:08 pm

Frank Quisinsky wrote:Stockfish is GPL or I have a second misinformation?
Crafty too ...
Fruit too ...

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Frank
Frank,

Houdini does NOT contain Stockfish code.
Houdini does NOT contain Crafty code.
Houdini does NOT contain Fruit code.

Do yourself a favor, and stop spreading your nonsense about Houdini.

Robert

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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:36 pm

How is the proof?

After the message by the Thinker programmer Houdini is 1:1 Ivanhoe.

I am sure that you added own ideas in Houdini and this ideas must be good but the basic of Houdini is one of the IvanHoe versions.

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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by Houdini » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:57 pm

The proof is in my source code.
All the rest, including the claim that Houdini is Ivanhoe, is your nonsense.

Have a nice week-end,
Robert

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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by bhlangonijr » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:14 pm

Houdini wrote:
Frank Quisinsky wrote:Stockfish is GPL or I have a second misinformation?
Crafty too ...
Fruit too ...

Best
Frank
Frank,

Houdini does NOT contain Stockfish code.
Houdini does NOT contain Crafty code.
Houdini does NOT contain Fruit code.

Do yourself a favor, and stop spreading your nonsense about Houdini.

Robert
Now, complete the sentence (It would make Peter Skinner a more happy person):

Houdini ______ contain Ippolit/* code.

a) DOES
b) DOESN'T

Come on Robert, I know you can... :)

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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by Houdini » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:51 pm

Houdini does NOT contain any Ippolit code.

Contrary to the other open-source engines mentioned above, even if it did, it wouldn't make any difference with regards to the legal side of the issue (which is the subject of this topic).

Robert

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Re: Official GPL ... webpage about it available?

Post by LucenaTheLucid » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:51 pm

bhlangonijr wrote:
Houdini wrote:
Frank Quisinsky wrote:Stockfish is GPL or I have a second misinformation?
Crafty too ...
Fruit too ...

Best
Frank
Frank,

Houdini does NOT contain Stockfish code.
Houdini does NOT contain Crafty code.
Houdini does NOT contain Fruit code.

Do yourself a favor, and stop spreading your nonsense about Houdini.

Robert
Now, complete the sentence (It would make Peter Skinner a more happy person):

Houdini ______ contain Ippolit/* code.

a) DOES
b) DOESN'T

Come on Robert, I know you can... :)
This is probably one of the funnier things I've read on here in a while.

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