April 07
On Friday, 7 April 2017 at 15:14:40 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6680
>
> Yes, this is for real! Symantec has given their permission to relicense it. Thank you, Symantec!

Great news! By 2027, we should no longer hear objections to D based on the backend license.
April 07
On Friday, 7 April 2017 at 15:14:40 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6680
>
> Yes, this is for real! Symantec has given their permission to relicense it. Thank you, Symantec!

Congrats, this is a great result!
April 07
On Friday, 7 April 2017 at 15:14:40 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6680
>
> Yes, this is for real! Symantec has given their permission to relicense it. Thank you, Symantec!

<3
April 07
On Friday, 7 April 2017 at 15:14:40 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6680
>
> Yes, this is for real! Symantec has given their permission to relicense it. Thank you, Symantec!

That was nice of Symantec to finally grant your request.  Will this mean more work put into the backend?  Regardless, good to stop the FUD about the backend licensing.
April 07
On 4/7/2017 9:10 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> On 04/07/2017 12:01 PM, Jack Stouffer wrote:
>> Reddit:
>> https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/6419py/the_official_d_compiler_is_now_free_as_in_freedom/
>
> Thanks, someone also put it on hackernews - found it by browsing for "new"
> threads. -- Andrei


It's the number one story on hackernews at the moment:

  https://news.ycombinator.com/news

Usually D does better on reddit than hackernews, but today it is doing way better on hackernews. 150 points!
April 07
On Fri, 2017-04-07 at 08:14 -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6680
> 
> Yes, this is for real! Symantec has given their permission to
> relicense it.
> Thank you, Symantec!

So now the campaign begins to get DMD formally packaged by Debian and Fedora.

Having DMD packaged as well as LDC and GDC will be a great thing for marketing of D.

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April 07
On Fri, 2017-04-07 at 18:51 +0100, Russel Winder wrote:
> […]
> So now the campaign begins to get DMD formally packaged by Debian and
> Fedora.
> 
> Having DMD packaged as well as LDC and GDC will be a great thing for marketing of D.

We also need GDC in Fedora.

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April 07
Wow, congratulations, and a big thank you to those who made it happen.
April 07
On Fri, Apr 07, 2017 at 08:14:40AM -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6680
> 
> Yes, this is for real! Symantec has given their permission to relicense it.  Thank you, Symantec!

Hooray!!!!!!  Finally!!!

Never thought I'd see this day, but here it is!

Yes, and now it's time to push for dmd to get into Debian and the rest of the FOSS ecosystem.


T

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April 07
On Friday, 7 April 2017 at 15:14:40 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6680
>
> Yes, this is for real! Symantec has given their permission to relicense it. Thank you, Symantec!

Glorious day for D and Dlangers.

Congrats Walter for the tenacity and thanks Symantec for coming to senses:)

Also, big up for the whole community as there is a big positive vibe around the news and nobody is complaining about basic stuff missing line website, docs, infrastructure etc.

Cheers!
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