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VSCodium has been released. VSCodium is VS Code without MS branding and telemetry.


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This is not a fork. This is a repository of scripts to automatically build Microsoft's vscode repository into freely-licensed binaries with a community-driven default configuration.

This repository contains build files to generate free release binaries of Microsoft's VS Code. When we speak of "free software", we're talking about freedom, not price.

Microsoft's releases of Visual Studio Code are licensed under  this not-FLOSS license and contain telemetry/tracking. According to  this comment from a Visual Studio Code maintainer:

When we [Microsoft] build Visual Studio Code, we do exactly this. We clone the vscode repository, we lay down a customized product.json that has Microsoft specific functionality (telemetry, gallery, logo, etc.), and then produce a build that we release under our license.

When you clone and build from the vscode repo, none of these endpoints are configured in the default product.json. Therefore, you generate a "clean" build, without the Microsoft customizations, which is by default licensed under the MIT license

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 releasesThese 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 VS Code.

Microsoft's build process (which we are running to build the binaries) does download additional files. This was brought up in  Microsoft/vscode#49159 and  Microsoft/vscode#45978. These are the packages downloaded during build:


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