From: Jon Kalb (jonkalb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-04 11:33:59
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Baxter [mailto:paul_baxter_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 9:18 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Links to Commercial Support for Boost?
> > We've had a request from someone who wants to offer
> commercial support
> > for Boost libraries (and already has one contract to do so.) The
> > request is for a link to their web site on the Boost web site.
> Personally, I believe this would be a dangerous precedent so
> I'd be inclined not to support it.
> Whilst I can sympathise with the predicament, I'm not at all
> sure that 'advertising' these services will be in the best
> interests of Boost.
> Accusations of cronyism etc. could be brought along with
> abuse of the preferential position.
I tend to agree more with Jeff. Just have a list of links that says,
"These companies offer support for Boost libraries" with an appropriate
disclaimer. We might require that they 1) have a web site and 2) that it
have a link to us.
In a similar vein: I would like to put a Boost graphic link on my
personal web site that says something like "I'm a Boost Booster!" In my
case, that isn't going to do much to promote Boost, but I think there
are certain well known C++ writers that support Boost that have personal
websites... Even if the "big names" hesitate to do this, with almost
1600 subscribers to the Boost list there are bound to be a lot C++
related sites that would be proud to call themselves "Boosters."
Who created the nice art at: http://www.boost.org/c++boost.gif ? Can
they be persuaded to make up something that would serve as a link from
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