When working with a puzzle like SOMA, and it's inventor
Mr. Piet Hein, it is very important to recognize the
rights to the various elements, and to give "Credits,
where credits are due".
Generally, I feel, that the concept of SOMA is, that
the peculiar figurs that can be created, must be shared
by all people, whereas the game itself, that is: the
7 SOMA pieces and the SOMA name itself, through the
copyright law, belong to the family of Piet Hein.
Unfortunately not all compagnies agree to this, and several
even try to claim that they themselves have rights to
as well pieces as figures.
Although this is not a situation against which I alone
can fight, these pages DO give me an opportunity to tell
the true story about the game and its inventor.
To me, it is always important to keep Clear lines.
So with this in mind, a short Email correspondance took
place between Mr. Hugo Piet Hein (Son of Mr. Piet Hein)
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and myself in the last days
of May 1999.
As a result of my conversation with Mr. Hugo Piet Hein,
I have been granted permission to use and show the SOMA
name and puzzle on this web site, as well as a permission
to reproduce a few of the Grooks that so brilliantly
show the clearcut mind of Mr. Piet Hein.