[phobos] Transferring Copyright to D Language Foundation

Jonathan M Davis via phobos phobos at puremagic.com
Tue Feb 21 04:10:33 PST 2017

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 07:09:23 Jonathan M. Wilbur via phobos wrote:
> The problem is that his code is copyrighted under his name using
> the MIT license, yet, according to the D Wiki, you must turn over
> the copyright to the D Language Foundation if you wish to submit
> to Phobos.

Where in the wiki did you read this? This is the first that I've ever heard
of it. I think that there was some kind of turning over of copyright that
was required in dmd for getting gdc into gcc proper, and IIRC, there was a
fair bit of complaining about that. Regardless, the code in Phobos is all
copyrighted by individual authors. The key thing is that it needs to be
licensed under Boost. So, if code exists under a different license, you'll
need permission to get it relicensed under the Boost license.

- Jonathan M Davis

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