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 I've heard this line of argument before but it does not make sense to me. Owning Github doesn't give MS special access to the public code there. They can scrape Codeberg too if they like. Also, citation needed for your implication that Copilot will violate license terms.


1/2) Owning GH does give MS special access. Try to scrape all Github content yourself. You'll see it's not so easy. You get blocked before you even got a tiny fraction.
Probably the bandwidth of content pushed to Github is already problematic to keep up width.
Not even talking about all the metadata.

Scraping codeberg might work since it is so small. GH is some orders of magnitude bigger.

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