I may file a patent in the future that relates to a user interface on smartphones. In the meant time, I am building the algorithm stored in a GitHub repository. My question is:
Can I use this GitHub page history to prove I am the original inventor? I.e. if someone else tries to file a patent before me but is shown to have invented it at a later date than when I started, will the GitHub page be enough to grant the patent to me?
I have trouble understanding the grace period. If I publish an art and have not filed for a patent within the year, does that mean anyone else can file the patent, even though the art verifies that I am the original inventor?
What constitutes an art being "published"? If I create a private GitHub page, and one year later change it to public, is the date of publication the date I created the GitHub page, or the date that I set it to public?