From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-14 13:36:10
on 4/13/01 12:01 PM, Beman Dawes at bdawes_at_[hidden] 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
> 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?
If we get a license for their compiler, where would we use it at?
Currently, we test compilers that willing Boost members own. We don't have
members that use this company's compiler? In the worst case, a worker from
this company could join Boost and turn in test results. That wouldn't be
official company support, though.
-- Daryle Walker Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie darylew AT mac DOT com
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