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.


@pbx 2/2) I don't have a citation because I'm not citing anybody. Maybe I should rephrase to "That's the M$ way to circumvent copyright law." Since I'm not aware of any precedence case.
However, I must assume that the AI does some sort of statistical and context-aware copy-paste. It can by no way be compared to what a human brain would do.
Then when you process code with a compiler, the binary output is also protected by copyright. That can be compared to what copylot is doing.

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