So, Google fired their star AI ethics researcher Dr. Timnit Gebru after she tried to publish a paper demonstrating that Google’s BERT natural language model is unethically biased along gender and racial lines and not fit for use. It sounds like Google squashed the paper because it found the contents “objectionable”, and is claiming that Gebru chose to resign instead of being fired.
"There’s Still No Viable Open Source Business Model"
SourceHut proves this wrong. Every single line of code we've written is open source, since day one. There are no periodic code dumps, no prototyping in private, no open core with paid extensions. We accept patches from the public. Our company is 100% bona-fide open source.
We've been profitable for 2 years, and our profit margin continues to grow. We published our Q3 financial report last week:
It's still early, and we're still small. We did not take on any outside investments, either. But the model works. You CAN make money in open source.
DRM is one of those technologies that I literally Do Not Get. like lets be 100% clear here, DRM does literally nothing to prevent piracy. if I want to watch a movie for free I can enter "watch (movie name) free online" in google and then watch the movie for free. same for songs. so... why?
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