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What We Need to Remind Ourselves of (and Tell the FSF About Microsoft's GitHub and Copilot)

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Summary: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is well aware of the threat posed by "Copilot" (a misleading misnomer with hype and false promises), but there are internal Microsoft stories that the FSF needs to take into consideration as well, mostly because it is a lot worse than the Free software supporters have cared to realise lately

WE HAVE just published part 19 in the Microsoft GitHub Exposé series. It was prepared yesterday (Sunday) and a video was recorded to accompany it.



The person behind Mono is now unemployed. He won't be at Microsoft. The whole affair exploded pretty badly, with broken hearts a real possibility.

Miguel de Icaza on Nat
Miguel de Icaza was speaking about Nat Friedman (both worked at Microsoft)



Anyway, it remains to be seen what happens next. Miguel de Icaza will turn 50 on the 23rd of November.

Miguel de Icaza poses as Gates



In the video above I explain some of the background to all this; we'll elucidate further in future parts of our very long series. Knowing that Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman are now "between jobs", we'll see what happens next.

Nat Friedman drinking
Nat Friedman having a blast. Photo by Laura de Icaza (Friedman deleted all of his).



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