So GitHub copilot… correct me if I’m wrong here: it was trained on open source (including GPLed & AGPLed code?) by *spit* Elon Musk’s OpenAI and now it regurgitates said code and this doesn’t violate the GPL/AGPL because…?

@aral I argue that doesn't violate licences for multiple reasons. Most importantly, 's terms of use most likely override the repos' chosen licences, allowing to use any code uploaded there. Also, Copilot's outputs are too small to be copyright-protectable.

Though, there are more reasons as well as other things to consider too:

@pixelcodeapps @aral Hmm, if this is true, maybe we should train our own AI on Copilot's outputs :P
I wonder how would that fly in terms of copyright and / or other intellectual property rights.


@nicemicro @aral Good idea! On their website, they say they waive all copyright. 🤷😉

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