[Computer-go] DarkForest is open-source now.

Marc Landgraf mahrgell87 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 15:08:09 PDT 2016


This GPL discussion just shows why we hardly ever get such amazing
insight... Which is pretty sad. :/ I hope it neither discourages the
FAIR team nor others from still publishing their stuff in the future.

2016-06-11 0:05 GMT+02:00 uurtamo <uurtamo at gmail.com>:
> GPL is rough
>
> On Jun 10, 2016 2:02 PM, "Xavier Combelle" <xavier.combelle at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> for me it's clearly GPL violation
>>
>> 2016-06-10 22:17 GMT+02:00 Darren Cook <darren at dcook.org>:
>>>
>>> >> At 5d KGS, is this the world's strongest MIT/BSD licensed program? ...
>>> >> actually, is there any other MIT/BSD go program out there? (I thought
>>> >> Pachi was, but it is GPLv2)
>>> >
>>> > Huh, that's interesting, because Darkforest seems to have copy-pasted
>>> > the pachi playout policy:
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > https://github.com/facebookresearch/darkforestGo/blob/master/board/pattern.c#L36
>>> >
>>> > https://github.com/pasky/pachi/blob/master/playout/moggy.c#L101
>>>
>>> Uh-oh. Though it does say "inspired by" at the top, and also that it is
>>> not used by the main engine:
>>>
>>> // This file is inspired by Pachi's engine
>>> //   (https://github.com/pasky/pachi).
>>> // The main DarkForest engine (when specified
>>> //   with `--playout_policy v2`) does not depend on it.
>>> // However, the simple policy opened with
>>> //   `--playout_policy simple` will use this library.
>>>
>>>
>>> Darren
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