Software Heritage Statement on Large Language Models for Code

« Our mission at Software Heritage is to collect, preserve, and make publicly available the entire body of software, in the preferred form for making modifications to it. We consider that publicly available source code, and even more so Free and Open  Source Software (FOSS), is a digital commons that embodies decades of human creative effort. As we strive to preserve this vital resource for future generations, we acknowledge the emergence of inquiries regarding the use of the Software Heritage archive for the training of machine learning models, particularly large language models (LLMs) that can automatically generate code to assist with software development tasks. (…) »

source >, 19 octobre 2023