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00:15 — GitHub Copilot, an AI coding assistant from Microsoft, recently adopted a monthly subscription model. GitHub is a popular resource for coding, capable of suggesting improved lines of code in various programming languages as users develop their own programs.
01:32 — GitHub can also understand some plain English commands, allowing users without knowledge of how to code to produce basic code capable of performing basic functions.
02:04 — Professionals in the open-source community aren’t happy with their free contributions monetized by Microsoft’s commercial product.
02:56 — After a period of free use, Microsoft has received criticism for switching GitHub Copilot to a subscription model now that many users have become reliant on the application.