View mode: basic / threaded / horizontal-split · Log in · Help
May 25, 2006
my opinion in secretive D license
i just started to learn c++, then i heard about "D". it looked good. i searched
your web-site for information, i thought i should start learning it but you are
secretive about exact information of your licence. i tried to search yur
web-site for license of D but concluded that you do not want to tell openly how
exactly you licensed D. If you want to keep D under a ``Proprietary license'',
then just go ahead and do it. why do you fear of something?. if you want to keep
D oen-source, then go ahead and do it.

-----------------------
you have made things confusing like this:

Q. Will D be open source?

A: The front end for D is open source, and the source comes with the compiler.
There is a  SourceForge project underway to create a Gnu implementation of D
from this.

> it is like :
> Q: what's your name?
> A: yeah, i am hungry.


Q: Which parts of the Digital Mars D implementation are Free software? [Apr 04]

The DMD front-end source is available under dual ( GPL and Artistic) license.
Phobos, the D standard library, is now licensed under a zlib/libpng license
unless the individual file specifies otherwise. The DMD compiler, back-end and
libraries are licensed non-distributable under a DigitalMars license. The D
language specification and accompanying documents are similarly copyrighted to
DigitalMars. -- JustinCalvarese, additions by AndersFBjörklund 

> this time Q has put limit on the answer.

The D language comes free. You can download the compiler (DMD) and standard
library (Phobos) in a package that includes the Windows and the Linux (x86)
system.

> even Microsoft distributes its Media layer free & that is not FLOSS.

----

i am not asking you to make D OpenSource, i am asking you to be clear. Keeping
users of D confused will not make things better. only making things technically
better will not guarntee any success. see WINDOWS, the much buggier OS, if not
most, *but* it is a success. the richest person on this planet made his fortune
not by selling airplanes, rails or petroleum but by selling  most buggy OS.
*technical* matter (at OS level) doensn'n play here. what do you think?

it is just a logical explanation. 

be clear on D, please.

just a user

thanks for your recious time.

-- arnuld
Top | Discussion index | About this forum | D home