What's everyone's thoughts on the #githubcopilot story. I mean if you already use #GitHub are you not bothered by what's happening and will stay put ? Or are you considering shifting to another git repo such as #codeberg or even self hosting with #Gitea ?Please boost for a wider reach TIA 😉


@JustineSmithies I worked at GitHub for 5 years. I stayed on over a year after Microsoft bought them. I have no moral high ground here; I'm bobbing in the sea. GitLab's interface is anathema to me and I love my network effects, so it's going to be real hard for me to switch.

On the other hand, I think the way that CoPilot works is deeply unethical. On top of that, the person who is in charge of the project is the biggest asshole that I've ever had the displeasure of working with. I won't use it. I wasn't even willing to try it when I had early access to it. I think it deserves to be sued into oblivion and I don't understand why it hasn't been yet.

@jordan @JustineSmithies Can CoPilot scan anyone’s repo, or do you have to allow it first?

@pete @jordan @JustineSmithies They said somewhere, they used all public projects on GitHub regardless of the License. No way to opt-in or opt-out.

@trill @jordan @JustineSmithies That’s… not cool. So much for Microsoft being a “proud steward” of open source software.

@pete @trill @JustineSmithies Yeah CoPilot DGAF about your license. Even if you put a license up that specifically said "CoPilot go away," GitHub says "we can ignore that because of our ToS, deal with it"

@jordan interesting. I absolutely love the Gitlab interface, I think it is elegant and well-structured. The Github UI always looks like Fisher Price to me. But I guess everybody's MMV. 😄

10-4 on the copilot thing. But that's microsoft I suppose...

@fedops @JustineSmithies Yeah, for me I'm sure it's about 33% muscle memory, 33% feeling comfortable with GitHub because I've seen and worked on the code that runs it, and 33% leftover indoctrination against Gitlab as a competitor

@jordan @JustineSmithies if anything i feel like it's one of those things that could be involved in a case of "oracle vs google" proportions
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