Homayoun wrote:I agree that when a person uses a super strong chess engine codes as an open source engine and creates a clone engine the ethic point is that he/ she should publish the engine codes too. But let us consider the subject with a different attitude. The main goal of all the chess engines and authors should be help chess players specially teenagers and younger people to develop their capabilities. When a person creates a strong clone engine and updates it regularly and let the people use this engine for free then all of us know that this is very useful for chess world. It is a scientific work. Ok, let him/her work. Don’t mention to little things that can mislead us from the main goal. We live in human world not in engines world. All the engines should serve to people and not people serve to engines.
I would like to salute the clear-sightedness in your reasoning. Unfortunately, we live in a sad time when people are singularly lacking in common sense and intelligence; that is, some people are ready to spit in the soup that feeds them. They give the feeling that they are owed something.
To support what I am saying, I will tell you an anectode:
Apart from my work as an engineer in the nuclear industry, I am a martial arts teacher, I have been practicing Taekwondo for over 20 years.
This year, since the beginning of the courses, I had a new student (red belt), coming from another club who often arrived late to the courses.
And when I told him to be on time, he answered that I owed him the service because he had paid his annual fee. So according to his reasoning he could afford to be late for class, thus flouting two fundamental rules that govern martial arts: Respect and Discipline.
My reaction was immediate, I proceeded immediately to his dismissal from the club while refunding the entirety of his contribution, except the federal license.
To come back to chess, the attitude of some passive consumers of chess engines gives the feeling that the authors of chess engines which put at their disposal free of charge the regular updates owe them more than that. Hence this lack of respect and courtesy that some convulsive consumers show. They clearly show pathological symptoms of sociopathy and psychiatry.
We live in a world where the fundamental rules of common sense are disappearing in favor of greed and exacerbated individualism.
Fortunately, hope is allowed because in this marasmus, there will always remain a handful of human beings endowed with reason and intelligence to understand that when someone graciously offers you a service, the least you can do is to say thank you before spitting in the face that he does for you.