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Old 2020-03-14, 10:26   #22
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Originally Posted by retina View Post
Forget about the prize. The chances of finding a prime to claim any money from anyone (EFF or GIMPS) is too low to make any practical difference. And if you are doing this to claim some prize then you have better odds buying lottery tickets.
I would have written the same if the license said that you have to perform an interpretive dance in public when you find a prime.They have a strange license because they do not ask me to notify the users of binary files at all of the license conditions. So if someone downloads the software and doesn't know about that license point then they and GIMPS will have a totally different understanding of the situation. From a license perspective I have to considered the issue as if every user finds a new Mersenne prime.
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