Stephen Downes

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More than a year ago we talked about "a non-profit that leveraged good will whilst silently giving out equity for years prepping a shift to for-profit" and I had to remind people that this wasn't just fear-mongering. Today we read that OpenAI, which had previously shifted to a for-profit enterprise, announced exclusive licensing of GPT-3 technology to Microsoft. I suppose it was inevitable, but it ratchets the cynicism to see projects misuse the word 'open' to mean 'commercial'. More from Technology Review.

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