gives an idea why paid so much for Github. They were after data: Tons of food for their AI, millions of contributors that now 'work' for MS for free.
You publish your code under GPLv3, even AGPLv3? So what? The AI learns from your code and uses it to generate code that is possibly proprietary. Does forbid this practice? (I don't think so)

That's the M$ way to break copyright law.

It's time for alternatives like @codeberg .

@t0k Is there anything that could stop MS from cloning random repos from the web and feed it's AI with that? Nope. That does not sound like a reasonable reason on why they bought GitHub.
Also, that's a bit like claiming that all code that I will write in my life is GPL if I learned to write code from looking at GPL code.


@Alexmitter The reason why I don't like MS and what they do is not based on law. Its of ethical nature. There's a big disbalance between BigTech and small code writers. The latter - the "produsers" - produce the value for BigTech yet get not much more than fancy UIs and a little bit of disrespect in return.

(GPL was a way to object to this disbalance.)

@t0k This is not a discussion of if Microsoft acts ethical or not. This is about the copyright laws, GPL and your theory on the purchase of Github.

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