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From: Joel (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-05 19:20:05

<< I've already posted this to other lists and newsgroups,
for some reason, I am having some difficulty in posting this
here through gmane, so I'm trying again. Pardon me if this
is a duplicate >>


Boost ( is an open, collaborative effort that includes
thousands of programmers from the C++ community at large. Boost is
hoping to retire the existing logo (
and adopt a new one. We are now launching a competition for the
creation of a new logo.

The competition is open to all designers, both professional and non-
professional. The final design must be submitted as a scalable vector
format, preferably SVG or EPS. A free, open source, scalable vector
graphics editor can be found here: Alternative
bitmap versions (small, medium and large icons, web graphics, etc.) of
the logo may also be submitted to augment the main vector format. A
JPEG or PNG version, to be placed in a web page, must also be
submitted for judging.

The Boost community will vote on submitted entries. Voting shall be
based on Instant Runoff Voting
(, meaning that each
individual voter shall choose 5 favorites, in order of preference.

In addition to proper acknowledgement, the winning designer will

+ the Boost Logo Designer T-shirt (printed with the winning logo
   design), plus,
+ a signed copy of the MPL book by David Abrahams and Aleksey
   Gurtovoy, C++ Template Metaprogramming: Concepts, Tools, and
   Techniques from Boost and Beyond

Entries will be accepted on or before February 15, 2005. I will act as
the logo contest manager. Please email all entries to me (djowel at
gmail dot com). I shall post all submitted entries to Boost's web
site. The competition will close on March 1, 2005 and the winning
entry will be announced soon thereafter.

+ The logo must be immediately identifiable with the spirit of Boost.

+ The logo's concept must be simple and clear and should have
   relevance to the organization.

+ The logo should not be too detailed and should work in low

+ Any logo submission that is blatantly racist, sexist, obscene, or
   otherwise discriminatory will be rejected.

+ The logo must be the original work of the submitter.

+ The logo must be free of any copyright or other intellectual property

+ The winning logo shall be distributed under the Boost Software
   License, Version 1.0. (


Joel de Guzman

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