I don't see anything about demand there.
Unfortunately Systemd is not available on Minix so that's a downgrade.
They stopped using gcc for various reasons, the project was stagnant, ridden by core developers that could not agree on a road map, it forked a few times I believe and it was always not only buggy but years behind modern C++ standards. Not to mention gcc is slow and the code it produces was not really fast or small in the recent years.
No idea how it is faring right now.
You should really take a look at gcc 4.9 because your viewpoint is seriously out of date.
According to TFS Quickflix apparently wants to.
Because someone else will do cool things with it that you wouldn't.
It's an argument for why Apple should do it, not that Apple must do it.
What is there to stop people from making their own implementations of compilers for swift?
What we've seen from other languages is that patents can potentially be a problem, but I don't know if that's applicable in this case.
Open sourcing the future design of swift however means apple may lose control of how the language develops and could be a hindrance to it's primary use in developing software for it's OSes.
Apple might loose control if someone else makes a better implementation, and that users switch to it. That would be a good thing and motivate Apple to improve their original implementation which might otherwise stagnate.
I don't know about that necessarily. Some has contributed a nontrivial amount of work to LLVM and especially the clang project. That has certainly been appreciated outside the Applesphere.
In this context it's a programming language for the Objective-C runtime developed by Apple.
No one is demanding anything, but some of us believe that distributing your software as free and open source software is better for everyone including the original developer. There's nothing wrong in suggesting it.
Or create a free reimplementation. I don't know if there's anything going on there but I know there have been talks about it in the GNUstep community.
That's very useful to know now.
No but you can borrow someone else's Mac and get it there.
Take the Nexus 5. I know people who dual boot Android and Sailfish on it, two very different operating systems. There are no technical reasons whatsoever that you couldn't do the same with an iPhone.
The Mac App Store.