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October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
On 23 October 2012 12:34, jerro <a@a.com> wrote:
>> Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?
>
>
> Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not
> being free software?

We aren't celebrating dmd here, we are celebrating the D programming
language, which is a F/OSS project.


-- 
Iain Buclaw

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October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 11:46:11 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
> On 23 October 2012 12:34, jerro <a@a.com> wrote:
>>> Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding 
>>> organisation?
>>
>> Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's 
>> back end not being free software?
>
> We aren't celebrating dmd here, we are celebrating the D 
> programming language, which is a F/OSS project.

 I don't think FSF would be that picky. As Iain said, it's about 
the D language which is an open spec, and progress in the 
community as a whole. Afterall, if we were getting together to 
talk about AWK, they may contribute even considering a free 
version (Gawk) is available, and it isn't about which version you 
run at all. But the spec not being ANSI managed may provide some 
problems.

 I may get this wrong, but my understanding FSF's view (and 
spirit thereof) is about keeping the freedom; IE: Learning from 
eachother (be it mistakes or otherwise), enable the willingness 
to fix (or offer fixes), and allow you to improve any given piece 
of software with no personal or financial gain from it, out of 
only the love and want to help the community as a whole.
October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
Le 22/10/2012 19:25, Andrei Alexandrescu a écrit :
> We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
> 2013.
>
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0
>
>
> Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
> Hope to see you in 2013!
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrei

This is going way better than I expected. 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days.

I'm not 100% sure I will be able to come yet, but still gave something 
to make thing happen.
October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:15:22 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
> 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days.


I expect the speed will slow down significantly because most the 
D followers would have already seen it in the first couple days...
October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
On 10/23/12 10:26 AM, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:15:22 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
>> 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days.
>
>
> I expect the speed will slow down significantly because most the D
> followers would have already seen it in the first couple days...

Yah. On the other hand corporate sponsors tend to move slower. Hopefully 
we'll find more of those. (One platinum sponsorship was initiated by a 
private investor.)

The key to doing good now is to let people know through all channels 
about this. Please do so, and contact me with any other ideas you might 
have.


Thanks,

Andrei
October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
Le 23/10/2012 15:12, Era Scarecrow a écrit :
> On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 11:46:11 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
>> On 23 October 2012 12:34, jerro <a@a.com> wrote:
>>>> Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?
>>>
>>> Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end
>>> not being free software?
>>
>> We aren't celebrating dmd here, we are celebrating the D programming
>> language, which is a F/OSS project.
>
> I don't think FSF would be that picky. As Iain said, it's about the D
> language which is an open spec, and progress in the community as a
> whole. Afterall, if we were getting together to talk about AWK, they may
> contribute even considering a free version (Gawk) is available, and it
> isn't about which version you run at all. But the spec not being ANSI
> managed may provide some problems.
>
> I may get this wrong, but my understanding FSF's view (and spirit
> thereof) is about keeping the freedom; IE: Learning from eachother (be
> it mistakes or otherwise), enable the willingness to fix (or offer
> fixes), and allow you to improve any given piece of software with no
> personal or financial gain from it, out of only the love and want to
> help the community as a whole.

I worked with FSF several times, and they usually are really picky about 
process and have pretty strong criteria on almost everything you can 
think of :D

They usually are not the easiest organization to work with.
October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
Le 23/10/2012 16:26, Adam D. Ruppe a écrit :
> On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:15:22 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
>> 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days.
>
>
> I expect the speed will slow down significantly because most the D
> followers would have already seen it in the first couple days...

Obviously, you can expect the rate to be higher at the beginning and at 
the end.

But still, numbers are encouraging.
October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
On 10/22/2012 10:32 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> On reddit:
>
> http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/11wkr7/the_d_conference_2013_is_raising_funds_via/

Weird - the comments disappeared.
October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
On 10/23/2012 4:34 AM, jerro wrote:
>> Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?
>
> Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not being
> free software?

GDC is free software, and the rights were assigned to the FSF a year ago.
October 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!
On 23 October 2012 18:10, Walter Bright <newshound2@digitalmars.com> wrote:
> On 10/23/2012 4:34 AM, jerro wrote:
>>>
>>> Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?
>>
>>
>> Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not
>> being
>> free software?
>
>
> GDC is free software, and the rights were assigned to the FSF a year ago.

I have a letter in a frame to prove it. :)

-- 
Iain Buclaw

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