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

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Diamond-Frost

What I don't get here (in the comments and on some other pages) is that apparently VSCode isn't Open Source? VSCode has a GitHub with the entire full source - VSCodium even DEPENDS on that GitHub. Do your (not directed at the author but at the reader) research before you spout such nonsense like "VSCode isn't FOSS" even though it very much is

(Quote from the VSCodium GitHub)

This repo exists so that you don't have to download+build from source. The build scripts in this repo clone Microsoft's vscode repo, run the build commands, and upload the resulting binaries to GitHub releases. These binaries are licensed under the MIT license. Telemetry is disabled.
If you want to build from source yourself, head over to Microsoft's vscode repo and follow their instructions. This repo exists to make it easier to get the latest version of MIT-licensed VSCode.