On 01/04/2015 09:31 AM, Joakim wrote:
The notion is that individual developers could work on patches to fix bugs or add features to ldc/druntime/phobos then sell those closed patches to paying customers. After enough time has passed, so that sufficient customers have adequately paid for the work or after a set time limit beyond that, the patch is open sourced and merged back upstream. It would have to be ldc and not dmd, as the dmd backend is not open source and the gdc backend license doesn't allow such closed patches.
I don't think anyone has an interest of closed patches. Building a point release with the bug fixed might be of more interest.