[phobos] Transferring Copyright to D Language Foundation

Jonathan M. Wilbur via phobos phobos at puremagic.com
Wed Feb 22 18:36:26 PST 2017

On Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 12:10:33 UTC, Jonathan M Davis 
> 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

Hey Jonathan, that's good to hear. That probably makes things a 
lot easier both for contributors and the D Language Foundation!

As for where I read it:
"Please note that all contributions to DMD frontend, DMD backend, 
Druntime, Phobos, or the official tools require that the 
copyright to that code be assigned to the D Language Foundation."

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