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Re: The beast is live - Github Copilot

From: J Leslie Turriff
Subject: Re: The beast is live - Github Copilot
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:35:51 -0500
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On 2022-06-27 17:50:46 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

        My take on this is that software authors who value control of their 
code are well advised 
to move it to another repository.

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