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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-28 21:53:44

"John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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 ;-)

We can use as a
model/starting point.

> 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.

I don't think we need to do that kind of diligence. If we have heard
from someone who we have reasonable confidence works for the company,
that should be enough. If a company asks us to, we can always remove
mention from the site. I do think it would be wrong to use a logo
without special permission from someone in authority, but companies
don't have any special right to control information about their use of

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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