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Re: The beast is live - Github Copilot

From: Luna Jernberg
Subject: Re: The beast is live - Github Copilot
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:51:04 +0200;

On 6/28/22, Yuchen Pei <> wrote:
> On Sun 2022-06-26 17:25:24 -0700, Marc Sunet wrote:
>>> I feel that one difference between the values of free software and open
>>> source is that the free software does not have a problem with taking
>>> people's work and re-selling it, as long as the work being resold is
>>> free.  Whereas open source focus more on what authors get out of "open
>>> source".
>> And in this case it is SaaSS. Not only is it trained on the existing
>> code in the repositories, it also seems to siphon code off your editor
>> as you type:
> Of course there are ways to make it not SaaSS or privacy invading, if
> one is going to work on a free software version of copilot - all they
> need to do is not replicate the antifeatures.
>>> GitHub Copilot relies on file content and additional data to
>>   work. It collects data both to provide the service and saves some of
>>   the data to perform further analysis and enable improvements.
>>> Depending on your preferred telemetry settings, GitHub Copilot may
>>   also collect and retain the following, collectively referred to as
>>   “code snippets”: source code that you are editing, related files and
>>   other files open in the same IDE or editor, URLs of repositories and
>>  files paths.
> Best,
> Yuchen
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