uh, variable names?!Michel wrote: ↑Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:17 amI really don't understand why people keep coming back to this.
The ICGA clearly thought there was enough circumstantial evidence (decompiling, move similarity, variable names, Strelka, ...) for the claim that Rybka was written by modifying Fruit. In reaching this conclusion they no doubt also took Vas' past cloning of Crafty into account (and maybe also the dishonest NPS reporting in Rybka).
Vas could have easily defended himself against these allegations by showing the source code of R1.0b. When the investigation took place the source code of R1.0b was not even of commercial value anymore as Rybka had already become much stronger.
He chose not to defend himself. So nothing more needs to be said.
PS. The actual ICGA rule is "(submissions) whose code is derived from or including game-playing code written by others must name all other authors, or the source of such code, in their submission details".
Note the word "derived".
where? Rybka doesn't contain symbols => those variable names you refer to are probably present in Strelka, as well as function names
dishonest nps reporting is completely irrelevant here
like I said => where there is no code there cannot be code copying, it's really this simple
as for derived - note the word "code"