On Monday, 24 August 2015 at 18:43:01 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
Following an increasing desire to focus on working on the D
language and foundation, I have recently made the difficult
decision to part ways with Facebook, my employer of five years
and nine months.
Facebook has impacted my career and life very positively, and I
am grateful to have been a part of it for this long. The time
has come for me, however, to fully focus on pushing D forward.
As sorry I am for leaving a good and secure career behind, I am
excited many times over about the great challenges and
opportunities going forward.
Next step with the D Language Foundation is a formal talk with
the foundation's prospective attorney tomorrow. I hope to get
the foundation in motion as soon as possible, though I'm told
there are numerous steps to complete. I will keep this forum
posted about progress.
I'm also glad to announce that the D Language Foundation
already has a donor - I have decided to contribute my books'
royalties to it. I encourage others to respond in kind.
That's courageous, particularly past 50 yo. It's a different
culture, past 50 yo in Europe people choose security, but in USA,
past 50 yo some people still take the risk to try something new.