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NetBSD bans AI

by on17 May 2024

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NetBSD contributors are prohibited from incorporating any AI-generated code from ChatGPT, CoPilot, or other similar AI tools.

The revised commit guidelines for NetBSD are of utmost importance. They emphasise that coders should only commit code they authored and ensure that the code's license allows for import into the NetBSD source repository and its free distribution.

“Confirm with the code's author(s) that they are the code's sole creators and have not replicated any other code. Code produced by a large language model or comparable technologies, such as GitHub/Microsoft's Copilot, OpenAI's ChatGPT, or Facebook/Meta's Code Llama, is considered suspect and must not be committed without express prior written consent from the core team."

The impact of this decision on both their user base and the core team remains to be seen, but it is a move against the tide of companies who increasingly want to speed up their development projects by using AI-generated code.

Last modified on 17 May 2024
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