Programs which generate, solve, and analyze Sudoku puzzles


Postby heebiejeebieclub » Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:32 pm

Hi guys.

Does anyone know of copyright regarding generators?

The maker of a generator of a puzzle can't claim that that puzzle is legally his can he? Aren't there a limited number of Su Dokus possible, and it is up to people to "discover" them? Therefore two people might generate the same puzzle by accident, so who does the copyright belong to? Or is there just copyright on "hand-made" Su Dokus.

Is anyone "in the know" over this issue?
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Postby PaulIQ164 » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:14 pm

Don't know. I guess it depends on how just how many sudokus there are, and what the chances are that two people could independently come up with the same one. I mean, you could argue that there are only finitely many possible novels, because there's only so many ways to arrange words in order. But that'd be daft, of course, because there's so very very many.
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