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Discussion on: Microsoft bought GitHub? How's that going to affect text editors?

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Heather

I wondered too, and my knee-jerk reaction was to disable auto-updates because I don't like change. <-- totally weird response, I know, but I've seen other "open source" projects which relied on single companies just whither completely.

Apparently, GitHub sold off Speaker Deck before the acquisition.... From speakerdeck.com

We're pleased to announce that Speaker Deck has found a new home! As of June 1, 2018, speakerdeck.com and all associated accounts have been transferred to Fewer and Faster, LLC, which is run by two of the original creators of the Speaker Deck service. If you have any questions, you can contact them at the following email address: support@fewerandfaster.com

So... my guess is they have plans to resolve this by discontinuing development on one or the other. I'd guess VSCode will win in this case.