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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-28 11:19:54

> Yes, but like many great ideas associated with Boost the reason it hasn't
> been
> implemented is simply time and motivated volunteers. Of course we need to
> discuss 'how' to collect the information, but what we really need is a new
> contributors to take on the project...
> Here's some simple ways I can imagine gathering and implementing this:
> *Do an initial collection by making posts on various C++ lists and as
> people
> to send info about their usage of boost
> *Make a static web-page that is incorporated into the boost site
> *Establish a form on the boost pages which users can fill out to collect
> new
> information...
> *Somehow use the wiki for gathering this info...
> *etc...

We also need a clear policy for what goes on the page, my initial thoughts
are that as an incentive to users to "own up" we should allow:

A company logo, where appropriate.
A link to the home page of the product/organisation that's using Boost.
A brief description of the product/organisation that's using Boost.

In addition, the text should say which parts of Boost the
product/organisation is using (anything else?).
Glowing recommendations would be strictly optional ;-)

Finally, before posting on a web page, we should have the permission of a
"responsible person" in the organisation concerned, probably whoever does
their public relations, this is obviously the tricky bit.

If we could set up a trial page first, with 2 or 3 companies/products
listed, so that potential customers can see what they're letting themselves
in for, that would probably help as well.


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