According to the Common questions section VS Code Server cannot be run as a service. If I preinstall and configure a web instance for each developer, would that be a kind of unpaid “service”?

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    Weird. "Service" could mean one of several things there. I looked at the license to see if they define it explicitly, and not only is there no such definition but I also did not see anything that specifies that it cannot be run as a service. I suppose they mean "installed as a Windows service or similar," but unless they specify it's difficult to say. The arrangement you describe sounds to me like the answer to the previous FAQ, however, which says "an instance of the server is designed to be accessed by a single user."
    – phoog
    Oct 13, 2023 at 8:04
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    @phoog They say "hosting it as a service", which makes me think they're not referring to the technical term "Windows service", but instead "business service". (Regardless of if a Windows service was or was not used to provide such a business service.)
    – Dan Getz
    Oct 13, 2023 at 17:00
  • @DanGetz true. Though when u went to confirm that I had indeed overlooked the word "hosting," I got a 503 "service is unavailable" error, how ironic. And once that went away, I see that in "scope of license" they do say that you cannot (among other things) "host" the software, the other things on the list including "share, publish, rent, or lease," so indeed that makes the most sense.
    – phoog
    Oct 13, 2023 at 17:12
  • Hunter86bg: who are the developers referred to by "each developer"?
    – phoog
    Oct 13, 2023 at 17:24
  • @phoog , the devs are me and my colleagues from the team.
    – hunter86bg
    Oct 14, 2023 at 7:04


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