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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Hey it’s Microsoft and they 💩 on any company they purchase. What they will do the same thing to @discord when the sell out…sell out to. I don’t remember @GitHub doing this when bent over for @Microsoft. Every company corporation has it’s price.
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I wonder if they’d do it, but add a filter to the autocomplete truncating it if the output matches more than N characters of consecutive kernel source
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Thanks for this. It is an excellent idea. We pledge $512 CAD.
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There's no way they'll do it, but if they do we'll be glad to give the money to a good cause.
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I'll chip in 100 CAD
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@Microsoft how about that, @github I think that's more than fair!
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I'll pitch in $1024!
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Whether it works or not, Github can't possibly infringe on Microsoft copyright anyway. So they could just do this either way.
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If they do this, I promise I won't complain about the Microsoft products I have to use for a whole day...
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