I appreciate discussing the topic in the open, and very much appreciate the clarifications provided by @richardalligier and @masorx.
I am also particularly disappointed by the tone of the messages by @UserSerb.
As someone who has been working quite hard to help shape the AIcrowd Community, I am convinced this behavior is not welcome here.
Coming back to the actual topic of this thread. Here is what we know :
@richardalligier has been working with the raw ADS-B data by applying to get access to the data via the OpenSky Network webpage. As any other researcher interested in the topic could very well get.
- As confirmed by @masorx, Richard has no affiliation with OpenSky network, AIcrowd, and has no privileged access to the test sets, or any private decisions made when designing the competition.
- As confirmed by @masorx, the raw OpenSky data that Richard had access to does not have the timinig and the RSS data that are key to this competition.
I acknowledge the concerns of @sergei_markochev, but they have been very well cleared by @masorx.
If we host a competition around a dataset derived from ImageNet, it will be really hard to dis-qualify all the participants who have had experience working on the ImageNet before the competition began (again by requesting access to the dataset through the website like any other researcher).
Conditional on the fact that @richardalligier and @masorx have established their positions correctly, my personal assessment on this topic is that there has been no violation of rules.
@UberSerb: The tone of your messages are not in the spirit of the community that we are trying to build here. We acknowledge your threats to sue everyone involved, but we cannot also sit silently while you harass members of our community publicly. We welcome you and “your friend in zurich” to send us a legal notice, if you can even actually make a case. You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we receive another incident report on harassment related to your account, we will have to suspend your account.
To avoid situations like these, at AIcrowd, we will work urgently to put together a Code of Conduct which can help set guidelines on what behaviors are acceptable in the community and what are not. I apologize for the oversight on our end to not have a mature Code of Conduct in place already.
I finally would like to thank @vitaly_bondar for speaking up. We need more community members like you to help make this is safe space that our members enjoy devoting their time to.
Best of luck to all the competitors.
CEO / Co-Founder,