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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This isn't a joke. It would be amazingly helpful for device driver developers. This in turn would ostensibly benefit Windows users through fewer BSODs. Add the charity money in and there's literally NO REASON not to do it. 2/
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So let's set some ground rules: Independent verification that the newly released model is only trained on kernel source It's the full kernel source, from all versions (leave Win2k out if you want due to that pesky Java thing) All kernel drivers owned by MSFT are included too 3/
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No shenanigans The custom copilot version is published before July 31st If they want, I'll even present the person in @Microsoft who made it happen with the charity check at their Blackhat party so they can milk maximum PR out of it. 4/
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If you are similarly convinced that this is a good idea, reply with your own pledge so it gets harder for @Microsoft and @github to ignore this. Of course they're free to ignore, but that certainly doesn't speak well for the "it's just a model" argument... /FIN
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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/
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They should just release the code, they already claimed secrecy of their code isn't part of their threat model. But I will take this as well 🙂
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Is it even their code? Isn’t it openai’s code underneath?
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I can't pony up $50K but I will commit to $1337 if this happens before October 1 (or there is good faith actions that it will happen.).
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I’ll match $1337
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