Rejecting OpenAI and GitHub Copilot

Rejecting Regulatory Entrepreneurship and Unethical Data Sourcing by OpenAI and GitHub Copilot

The business model of Regulatory Entrepreneurship, i.e., they find a lucrative market, break the law, then get the law changed afterward is something I reject. As a result I reject all products from YCombinator, OpenAI and GitHub Copilot.

There are many better alternatives including AWS CodeWhisperer which includes attribution, doesn’t appear to be trained on Pirated Datasets and isn’t associated with a deeply unethical incubator YCombinator which pushes negative externalities on to the world. Additionally, for the “hacker type” you can use Hugging Face Candle to invoke Star Coder.