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From: troy d. straszheim (troy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-05 12:51:35

Rob Stewart wrote:
> I have noticed the problem, but since such libraries may not be
> accepted, isn't it wrong to put Boost in the name, even if
> qualified?

I really agree with this, and I don't think a disclaimer or the
"proposed" is strong enough at all, and I think the feared dilution is
already occurring. I have wondered at every review why reviewed
libraries come with docs that already have the boost name (and logo!) on
them, completely indistinguishable from an accepted library. At the
first review, being new to all this, I surmised that boost was some kind
of old-boy's club, where it was given that libraries that went up for
review would be accepted, and that the real task in getting "in" to
boost was more a political one: to schmooze your way in to getting your
library reviewed at all... Now I see that it's not accurate, but it
wasn't a good impression, it really erodes the value of the name "boost".

troy d. straszheim

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