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Saturday, December 10, 2005

40,000 free go game records

Following on the emotional and verbose controversy over the copyright of electronic Go game records that has been raging in and elsewhere for a while, Go software developer Frank de Groot of MoyoGo fame has started a free professional Go game collection that has now exceeded 40,000 games in SGF format. This is a spectacular idea. Go software vendors should focus on putting together great software to attract customers instead of relying on the scarcity of game records to make their living. Hopefully this will jump start a new wave of innovation in Go software.


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