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Subject: Re: [boost] [logo] Boost logo variants for use in unofficial or unreleased boost documentation - was C++ Networking Library Release 0.5
From: Patrick Horgan (phorgan1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-02 13:27:45

Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> I'm confused - I understood that the idea of the "Powered by Boost" was for
> third party software to announce that they were (proudly we hope) *using* Boost
> software in their software.
That's right. (Not that you're confused, but the other--oh hell, you
might at this moment be confused about something, but that's not what I
meant by "That's right." <grin;>)
> So if you are developing something that you hope will become part of Boost, you
> *don't* use this - you need a "Developing for" or "Proposed for " logo - I think
> the latter should only be used if in the review queue.
Yes, although Developing For is open to misinterpretation in a way that
Proposed For is not. Also, you could imagine that a library on the
review queue could be using other boost libraries, and could display the
Powered By logo somewhere as well as the Proposed For logo. That might
get overly logorific though;)
> I think that getting some plugs is an excellent idea.
> (especially if it is the 'big boys' like Adobe, Apple, even the Mighty Microsoft
> !)
> They really should give credit where it is due (and it should help restrain
> their IP lawyers from later claiming patent rights).
I laughed out loud when I read that:) Cool.


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