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Is microsofts ownership of vscode problematic to you or their control over the software?
There's VS Codium (vscodium.com/), which is like Chromium to Chrome. Its FOSS, but highly controlled by their original corporations input.

There's also Notepad++, whose ethical stance got it into headlines recently because of their pro-Uyghur opinion.

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theArianit

Chromium is the engine where chrome is based. Using a Chromium browser is the purest form of using Chromium.
Codium is just a "fork". It's some automatic scripts that makes a build based on the open source vs code project. But the difference is that codium does not add the hudden tracking and telemetry and other stuff that microsoft adds to vscode

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maxdevjs

☑️ Replaced VS Code with VS Codium

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Thanks.

Is microsofts ownership of vscode problematic to you or their control over the software?

My concern is more along the lines of Ben Sinclair's comment about the binary distribution not being open, among other things. Generally, the main goal for Microsoft, like any other for-profit corporation, is to make money. I don't agree with that politically.

So, ideally, the editor I'm hoping exists is developed and maintained with more of a community effort than a corporate effort.