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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-24 13:42:57

christopher diggins wrote:
>> I don't know if this is what you're suggesting, but I can't
>> overemphasize how odious I find the idea of capitalizing on Boost's
>> ready-made community, knowledge, and mailing lists, only to take the
>> successful project away later and run it under "a separate umbrella."
> This directly concerns me because I have a lot at stake with the upcoming
> Boost Interfaces Library. When it is proposed to Boost and goes through the
> inevitable evolution, if it doesn't meet my rather stringent guidelines I
> will be forced to create my own version of the library. Would doing so be
> odious? It seems to me that if a new project is spawned, then it becomes
> healthy competition for Boost and promotes technological progress.

That's fine. In that case Boost still has a project that reflects the
needs and input of its membership. That's very different from starting
a project here and using our intellectual resources and mailing list
bandwidth with a plan or intention to take the project away later.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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