If @GitHub (Microsoft) truly believes copilot isn't infringing on anyone's work, I want to offer them a chance to prove it: I'll donate $50k to a charity of their choice (or @EFF if we can't agree) if they release a Copilot version trained solely on Windows kernel source. 1/
Hi. I know you’re excited about copilot. GitHub scraped your code. And they plan to charge you for copilot after you help train it further. It’s truly disappointing to watch people cheer at having their work and time exploited by a company worth billions.
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What the heck is Copilot and when did it scrape the repository ?
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Apparently an AI Helper that uses knowledge collected by scraping all GitHub repo's to autocomplete code based on comments and the start of the function call. Kinda like a boosted version of copy/pasting Stack Exchange code snippets but from other's repos. copilot.github.com/

4:05 PM Β· Jul 3, 2021

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Thanks, That sounds bad, and slightly unethical too.
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..except that code snippets in Stack Exchange answers must (I think?) be explicitly owned & allowed as public domain. All those GPL repos on Github are *not* that. I'm no lawyer, but it seems @EFF could make the biggest open-license enforcement claim in *history* for this?
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Different repos may have different licenses. On the other hand .. I wonder how much malware code this thing vacuumed up ? 🀨
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