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Discussion on: Why and how you should migrate from Visual Studio Code to VSCodium

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Please stop that moaning... Telemetry is good, useful and anonymous. It is also the reason why vscode is so good. In few years people will forget Web storm. And let's be honest. How does Microsoft or anyone else care but you? You really think you're worth the target?

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Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin

I'm also OK with sending telemetry, I assume it helps the project. But I'd prefer to run only open-source binaries (out of FOSS purity), so I'm considering to switch.

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John Corley

Hmm.....what about Brave browser then?

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Rohan Mishra

To add to what Al said, anonymous telemetry is good. Projects like brave and VSCodium usually heavily depend on projects that are improved by anonymous telemetry. Now, some people might not be comfortable even with this but in all honesty people who use software for free and wont even provide crash reports and other general telemetry ARE leaching off people who do without giving back. VSCodium is great because it is VSCode but if it were a hard fork without ever pulling updates from upstream (MS VSCode) and decided to work on their own, I doubt it be able to keep up with them in terms of improvement without insights on how users are using the software and where are things faltering (assuming all other factors like userbase, effort, etc are equal).

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Mr F. Author • Edited

Different strokes for different folks.

It's not about being a target. It's about a choice, I'm making one because it's available and I'm sharing it with anyone else who wants the same. This is not a moan, this is some information, how you perceive it is down to you.