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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-01-08 09:43:37

At 12:26 AM 1/6/2001 -0500, David Abrahams wrote:

>> There is concern over how this can scale up as the
>> Boost effort expands both in size and scope. There is concern that
>> efforts have degenerated into destructive warring factions and flame
>> as they grew beyond a certain size. [Dave and I explained that the
>> of Boost has so far been successful at discouraging self-destruction.]
>> There was discussion of Boost as evolving into a hierarchy (or DAG) of
>> communities, along domain lines.
>And what would Boost become, if this happened? Viewing boost as a
>development process, it would probably be good to encourage other
>communities to adopt the same, or similar processes. If the DAG grew big
>enough and fast enough, though, we could not demand it. If we get to this
>point, should the website be called Boost? Would this be at the price of
>Boost developer community? Should we maintain the Boost C++ library
>community underneath the Boost website?
>One reason Beman and I are posting this is that Boost is really the
>of its participants. We want to know how you would like Boost to evolve.

Yes, for sure. We can talk and talk (or email and email), but where Boost
really goes is determined by the sum total of the actions of the


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