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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 13:06:38

Maciej Sobczak wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> 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.
> In which case the whole concept will diffuse as it will be no different
> than "Powered by STL" or "Powered by IOStreams".
> And, to be frank, as long as Boost libraries are *libraries* and not
> frameworks or containers or application servers or whatever else that
> actively drives the system instead of being a helpful utility, the whole
> concept of being "Powered by Boost" is questionable.

I don't see strong correspondence between Powered By STL and
Powered By Boost. The former is too virtual and there are many
implementations, but the latter is unique, a recognised project,
a particular organisation and community.

OTOH, Powered By Boost could be used as a word of appreciation
expressed by a project to Boost, regardless of how much boost
gets a project from Boost, in terms of how many libraries/elements
it uses.

> "Boosted by Boost" would be much more relevant.
> OK, that was a joke. ;-)


Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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