The D language, long an underdog among programmers, got a significant boost this past week when its developers received permission to relicense its reference compiler as an open source project.DMD, the reference compiler for D, has been encumbered by legacy licensing, courtesy of Symantec.

The license made it problematic to distribute the compiler in conjunction with other open source software — for instance, in a Linux distribution — and often sparked confusion about what it permitted.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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