[phobos] Transferring Copyright to D Language Foundation

Steven Schveighoffer via phobos phobos at puremagic.com
Fri Feb 24 12:06:43 PST 2017

Greenify is Sebastian.

We definitely have not assigned copyright to the D language foundation for Phobos. It was a requirement for DMD front end, not for any libraries. The wiki should be reverted.

Here is an archived discussion we had at the time:

http://forum.dlang.org/post/C6F4A202-EFD6-44E1-8780-5AB543BB382E@klickverbot.at <http://forum.dlang.org/post/C6F4A202-EFD6-44E1-8780-5AB543BB382E@klickverbot.at>

To answer the original question, you need a boost license to get something into Phobos. I am not a lawyer, but I *believe* the boost license would satisfy the requirements of the MIT license. So I think you could just use it. But I’m not 100% sure.

Separately, my opinion is that the library in question does not need to go into phobos. It belongs in code.dlang.org <http://code.dlang.org/>. Is it not possible to use it from there?


> On Feb 24, 2017, at 11:25 AM, Sebastian Wilzbach via phobos <phobos at puremagic.com> wrote:
> On 2017-02-23 18:53, Jonathan M. Wilbur via phobos wrote:
>> On Thursday, 23 February 2017 at 04:17:53 UTC, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
>>> 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
>> Yeah, I think Greenify was mistaken. On the "Get Involved" page:
> I am not so sure about this.
> I think this just hasn't be properly communicated yet, see for example:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/master/README.md
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/commit/f8707eaa2a31888ca542f510907297d70c856c41
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