Reply to post: Re: Licensing

FauxPilot: It's like GitHub Copilot but doesn't phone home to Microsoft

Richard 12 Silver badge

Re: Licensing

That question is for lawyers to get rich on.

License compliance is already difficult enough with the literal myriad of commercial licences that have to be closely inspected.

Adding snippets of code that were licenced under an attribution clause, yet with no possible way of determining who must be given attribution makes it straight-up impossible.

The other thing is of course that there's a lot of software patents, and in some jurisdictions even obvious one-liners are patented.

Of course, patents aren't a problem as long as software using Copilot is not sold in such jurisdictions, but banning it from the USA et al could somewhat limit the market.

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