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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for new variants of the Boost logo.
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-08 12:17:16

edouard_at_[hidden] wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Feb 2010 11:54:48 -0500, "Stewart, Robert"
> <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> edouard_at_[hidden] wrote:
>>> Nice work. Let's say I want to advertise the usage of Boost in my
>>> products. What's the official policy?
>> There isn't one yet. You can help to establish it if we choose to
>> adopt the new logo.
> Well. You just want to have some sort of approval process. I guess
> you just don't want the "powered by boost" logo floating around and
> being pasted on just any software. That's branding.

Use of a logo graphics is use of an intellectual property.
It usually is licensed, permission granted or not, etc. True.

However, I'm not sure what would approval process mean for projects
that use Boost libraries, literally, do #include <boost/....hpp> in
their sources and want to put "Powered By Boost" logo on their websites
IMHO, permission to use this logo should be granted in that cases
without restrictions.

Otherwise, it wouldn't be different from expecting projects asking for
permission if they can write Project X uses Boost" on their website.
Name "Boost" belongs to the very same matter of branding
as logo.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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