[linux-elitists] free chess engine?
Wed Apr 14 13:14:31 PDT 2004
In the immortal words of Mister Bad <email@example.com>:
> >>>>> "MO" == Modus Operandi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> MO> /etc/cron.monthly/vrms:
> MO> Non-free packages with status other than installed on foofoo
> MO> crafty ( dei) State-of-the-art chess engine, compatible with
> That's weird. I poked around on the crafty FTP site, and I couldn't
> find anything that looked remotely like a license agreement. I'm
> wondering why this even passes the non-free distributability test.
> How someone could go through 19+ versions of a software package
> without bothering to define any license info is beyond me.
Crafty is distributed under a proprietary license.
Its main points are:
- you can get the source code
- reproduction and usage of source and binaries allowed for
personal use only (this is detailed in the license text)
- usage on chess competitions requires written permission from the
- copies of the source must keep the copyright notice intact
- changes to the code must be made public
The full terms are found in Crafty's main.c file.
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