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OpenBSD Founder Calling For LLVM To Face A Cataclysm Over Its Re-Licensing

For over one year there's been talk of LLVM pursuing a mass relicensing from its University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License, which is similar to the three-clause BSD license, to the Apache 2.0 license with explicit mention of GPLv2 compatibility. As mentioned in that aforelinked article, this re-licensing is moving ahead. OpenBSD leader Theo de Raadt is predicting this could cause a major problem and is in fact hoping for it.

28 September 2016 - LLVM License Woes - 51 Comments
LLVM Cauldron 2016 Videos, Slides Published

The inaugural LLVM Cauldron conference happened earlier this month ahead of the GNU Tools Cauldron in Hebden Bridge, UK. All of the slides and videos from this latest LLVM conference are now available.

26 September 2016 - LLVM Cauldron - Add A Comment
LLVM Still Pursuing Apache 2.0 License + GPLv2 Compatibility

It's been a while since last talking about the discussions among LLVM developers about re-licensing the project. The re-licensing is moving forward and they are settling on the Apache 2.0 license plus explicitly stating compatibility with GPLv2.

19 September 2016 - LLVM License - 12 Comments
Lever: Yet Another General Purpose Programming Language

Lever is yet another attempt at being a modern general purpose programming language that fits along the lines of Perl, Python, and Ruby. Lever has support for GUI/OpenGL applications and also aims to make it easy to interface with C libraries.

18 August 2016 - Lever Programming Language - 11 Comments
RISC-V Backend Proposed For LLVM

Open-source activities around the completely open RISC-V instruction set architecture sure are heating up. Alex Bradbury is proposing now that the RISC-V compiler backend be merged in LLVM.

17 August 2016 - RISC-V - 7 Comments
Google's "Lanai" Backend In LLVM Seeks Non-Experimental Status

Earlier this year Google published an LLVM "Lanai" back-end for some of its internal network hardware. While some in the open-source community interpreted this as Google trying to offload their open-source code into LLVM to shift some of the maintenance burden onto them, that hasn't been the case and Google continues improving this back-end for this in-house processor.

25 July 2016 - Google Lanai - Add A Comment
PHP 7.1 Beta Released

Today marks the availability of the PHP 7.1 beta as a closer step forward to this first feature update to PHP7.

21 July 2016 - PHP 7.1 - 3 Comments
Pyston 0.5.1 Is Making Python Code Even Faster

In addition to Dropbox announcing the Lepton image compression algorithm, their Pyston team has announced the v0.5.1 release and it provides more performance improvements for this Python JIT.

14 July 2016 - Pyston 0.5.1 - 8 Comments
LLVM 3.8.1 Released

It's coming later but better than never: LLVM 3.8.1 has been released by AMD's Tom Stellard as the first update to LLVM 3.8.

12 July 2016 - LLVM 3.8.1 - Add A Comment
PHP 7.1 Alpha 2 Released

Succeeding the PHP 7.1 Alpha release that happened earlier this month is now the second alpha build of this significant update to the PHP programming language.

27 June 2016 - PHP 7.1 - Add A Comment

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