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From: Brian Braatz (brianb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-04 12:48:14

Please keep going with this. I think such a page would help a lot with
people "selling" the idea of using boost in their enterprise.

For the ACE sample for example, it really provides people the ammunition
to use ACE in their company.

I use boost in my company and sometimes get weird looks from people when
you say "open source" - they think in the back of their heads this is
some weird hacky thing dreamed up by a 14 year old and does not have
commercial value.
(though it helps being the Chief Software Architect- I still get
weirdness from non-developers)

A list of projects which successfully uses boost would help considerably
in dealing with the "pencil heads" of the world :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> On Behalf Of Jeff Garland
> Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 3:41 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Re: Re: Site Suggeswtion was [RE:
> Re:AdobeOpenSourceLibrary]
> On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 12:25:30 -0800, Robert Ramey wrote
> > There are a couple of reasons a wiki page might not be the best
> >
> > a) too easily hackable
> > b) I very much like the idea of getting some rough statistics. e.g.
> > how many people use library x. This presume data with some sort of
> simple
> > structure.
> Here's a couple thoughts. First off, the need for this was brought up
> OOPSLA. People really like to see a list of users when evaluating if
> are
> going to use a new open source tool. This is a very common feature of
> open
> source projects. So I think we really need to find a way to do this.
As an
> example:
> As for how to gather the information, I think there needs to be 2
> Phase 1 would be a 'logo like' campaign to gather up current users.
> can
> use the wiki/mail list and whatever tools we have available to gather
> information. Publish a request on comp.lang.c++, etc. From this,
> volunteer to collate the list and create a fixed web page we can
> incorporate
> into the main Boost web site.
> Phase 2 would be to come up with a way to maintain this. We could use
> wiki
> page or perhaps a small web form to gather up information. This might
> a
> simple php script that takes the information and updates the wiki or
> me
> email to add the information to the site. Periodically we would
> these
> up and add them in.
> Actually now that I've written it, it seems like designing the form
> be
> the first step...
> Jeff
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