Publication of the FSF-funded white papers on questions around Copilot

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I am a member!

Beigetreten: 01/29/2012

Microsoft GitHub's announcement of an AI-driven Service as a Software Substitute (SaaSS) program called Copilot -- which uses machine learning to autocomplete code for developers as they write software -- immediately raised serious questions for the free software movement and our ability to safeguard user and developer freedom. We felt these questions needed to be addressed, as a variety of serious implications were foreseen for the free software community and developers who use GitHub. These inquiries -- and others possibly yet to be discovered -- needed to be reviewed in depth.

Lèyon di li N.
Beigetreten: 02/11/2017 or, for those who feel like making something that should be part of the GNU project:
I never understood why free software developers choose to use a privative git repository while free one do exists.

Lèyon di li N.
Beigetreten: 02/11/2017

Oh, I now realise a tricky problem, forks that relays on a free software developed on a repository using that type of code completion will inherit of that code completion even though they are on an entirely free, ethical and trustful repository server. Their only solution (except if they don't care about that) is to stop relaying on further development of the software that they forked at the first place as soon as it's using this type of code completion.
And that might impact lots of GNU/Linux-libre operating system as they often rely on an operation system that makes lots of things there project just can't afford to do on their own because they have a lot less people involved in their project.
That might indeed be a huge problem and code revision is more then ever needed with that problem.