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From: Manfred Doudar (manfred.doudar_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-29 03:32:09

Loïc Joly wrote:

> David Abrahams a écrit :
>> 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
>> Boost.
> Well, I'm not sure, but I think that many companies have some very
> strict policies about how their names are used, and even more their
> logos.

As David mentioned, special permission would be needed for logos.
Use of company names I feel tends to be more relaxed, and I tend
to concur with Dave that commercial entities have no particular
right to control info about their use of Boost - but then again,
I am no lawyer either (rather, just a humble mathematician who
fell into software years ago).

Does anyone know how other "project" pages garner such information?
Are there any particular rules they need to comply with?

> What might happen is that many small companies would agree easily, but
> very few big companies, where administrative stuff is more
> "brazil-like". I'm not sure wether seing many name I've never heard of
> and no known name would be good or bad advertising. So I suggest that
> before getting such a page online, it would be good to wait until
> there are enough names, with some well knows ones.

We really like going to the bicycle shed - I think it's too important for
more than one reason to let this issue just slip by yet another time...

Furthermore, advertising Boost, through companies big or small is
worthwhile, I can't see the rationale for holding back until we
get a few "big names". -Any how, I'm confident that there are
"big names" using Boost anyway ... it can't be that hard, or could
it be?


Manfred Doudar
MetOcean Engineers

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