There’s a mailing list post discussing the campaign: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/qilang/HBBjtIxegFY
If you’re like me and have no idea what Shen is…
Why would someone use a language in 2014 with such a restrictive license? Is it magic or something?
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My question wasn’t rhetorical. I am wondering what’s special about this language, and why I would use it over anything else (especially considering the weird license).
That’s of the point of the submission. The wacky license has been a barrier to adoption (see decent HN discussion here), and the author is finally considering FOSS.
Right; as far as I can tell, no one is using it with the current license, despite it having a fairly interesting type system.