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Subject: Re: [boost] [logo] Boost logo variants for use in unofficial or unreleased boost documentation
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-02 13:32:45

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.
> 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.

For me, the discussion evolved to the point of reducing the logo set to just "powered by" and the official logo. For libraries being developed, "powered by" is a placeholder that implies some dependence on the Boost tools (config, Test, etc.) at least. For libraries in the review queue, it's a placeholder for the official logo upon acceptance. Such usage is no different than now occurs only such libraries use the official logo.

There certainly could be other variations, but then you get into the hassles of trying to determine the exact requirements for applying each logo and enforcing correct usage. With the two logo system, there are three possibilities: a library is part of Boost and so uses the official logo; a library or application uses Boost and so uses the "powered by" logo, which includes the placeholder scenarios above; no Boost logo.

> I think that getting some plugs is an excellent idea.
> (especially if it is the 'big boys' like Adobe, Apple, even
> the Mighty Microsoft !)

No argument

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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