[phobos] Transferring Copyright to D Language Foundation

Jonathan M Davis via phobos phobos at puremagic.com
Wed Feb 22 20:17:53 PST 2017

On Thursday, February 23, 2017 02:36:26 Jonathan M. Wilbur via phobos wrote:
> On Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 12:10:33 UTC, Jonathan M Davis
> wrote:
> > 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:
> https://wiki.dlang.org/Starting_as_a_Contributor#Create_a_pull_request
> "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."

It looks like someone going by the username Greenify added that bit back in
August. I have no idea who that is or where they got the idea that copyright
assignment was a requirement.

- Jonathan M Davis

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