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Subject: [boost] Proposal for new variants of the Boost logo.
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-08 09:22:48

After many discussions on the thread

"Boost logo variants for use in unofficial or unreleased boost documentation"

that many will have tired of,

a few with more stamina have agreed the following proposal for wider agreement.

Proposal for new variants of the Boost logo.

There are many projects springing up, often with smart documentation using the
Boost Logo,

and there are many more products, for sale and for free, that use Boost

Many are concerned at the 'Dilution of the Brand Identity': so we propose two
new variant logos:

1 For projects that are written with Boost 'in mind', perhaps for submission,
but are *not yet reviewed and accepted*.

  "For use with" - logo for projects having some association with Boost, but
are *not 'official'*.

(Many like red text to signal strongly that this is NOT (perhaps yet) a Boost
approved library).

2 For projects that *use* Boost, and would like to acknowledge this - with

  "Powered by" - logo for all projects *using* Boost.

(in addition to the 'Using Boost' listing on the website)

To see the proposed logos:
(produced by Patrick Hogan).

(These logos will be available in bitmap, png and svg formats ready to be used
in html and pdf docs).


PS Some were also in favour of a "Proposed for Boost" logo to be used only *for
libraries in the review queue*,
but not yet in a final release. Others felt this was unnecessary. So unless
there is strong support for this, it does not form part of this proposal.

Paul A. Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal, UK   LA8 8AB
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