And I stand corrected - I had the dependency the wrong way around. @nuclear points out that MSFT's VSCode codebase is not available under a proper OSI/FSF approved license (plus it includes telemetry and other undesirables), so the VSCodium project has been set up by people (independent of MSFT?) wanting to rehabilitate the salvageable code.
As I've noted before: yeah, MSFT loves open source. Like a tapeworm loves a healthy digestive system.
However the builds featured on https://code.visualstudio.com/ contain additional "Microsoft customizations", which are only available under Microsoft's standard proprietary license.
To create a fully free software version of the editor, the VS Codium project was created.
@nuclear I'm afraid I've never had any interest in using either version as I have an aversion to anything MSFT ;) But good to know so I can advise others.
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