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From: Mike Sackett (msackett_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-13 12:22:36

It strikes me as a reasonable request, though perhaps it would be wise to
solicit similar support from other compiler vendors to avoid appearing to
favor a single one. I, for one, pay close attention to what Boost
members/contributors say about compilers, especially with regard to
standards compliance. I think it's reasonable to conclude that some
users, upon seeing a vendor's logo on the Boost web site, will conclude
that there is some level of endorsement or consensus in favor of the
vendor's products.


On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, Beman Dawes wrote:

> Boost has no budget at all. We get a bit of free logistical support from
> individuals, universities, and corporations. So far, the corporate support
> has been mostly in the form of letting employees contribute to Boost on
> company time. We've never been asked to acknowledge any corporate support.
> Now a company has offered us a license for their compiler, so it can be
> included in Boost regression tests, and reported on the appropriate status
> page.
> They have also asked (but not made their offer contingent upon) that we
> acknowledge their support on the status page, and link to their web site
> with a small logo. There were no other strings attached. I have not
> mentioned the company name because any policy we set should apply to all
> such corporate support, not just one company's.
> I imagine something like this on the status page:
> [logo] Crash-and-Burn compiler contributed by the BelchFire company.
> It seems to me that this is a reasonable request, and in fact it is better
> for us to acknowledge such support up front.
> What do others think?
> --Beman
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