Allie is not a clone of Lc0. By far the most important part of code that Allie uses from Lc0 project is the cudann backend that Ankan wrote. Here is a direct quote from Ankan when I asked him if he had any concerns about Allie using this code and playing in TCEC:Robert Pope wrote: ↑Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:10 pmIf you agree with the above, then you need to have something in place to make sure engines are "different". It's not as big a deal when you just have a couple duplicates like with Lc0 and DeusX, and I don't have an issue with different groups that are trying different approaches, but when you can take GPL code and 20 people can churn out 20 flavors of the same engine, you need something in place to limit them, or you end up with just a ranking tournament of clones.
That code is great, very important and all praise to Ankan for writing it, but that code all by itself is a far cry from a chess engine. So you see Allie is not a clone or a copy of Lc0. And other developers are encouraged to use that cudann backend all they want to make actual NN chess engines. Feel free and enjoy."Hi. No, i don't have any issues. In fact I am happy that my code is used in multiple engines
Btw, congratulations on great performance by Allie at TCEC"
That really should put this issue to bed IMO.