How is Microsoft earning money from VS Code?

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    Visual Studio Code isn't licensed under MIT. microsoft/vscode is licensed under MIT but a lot of other things around vscode aren't compatible with the MIT licensed version (C# extension as example) and only available for the proprietary build of vscode. This is to keep you in the MS proprietary services & ecosystem which on will often end up making money in different ways.

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