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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for new variants of the Boost logo.
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-09 15:45:37

Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On 02/09/2010 04:47 PM, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> >
> > Please suggest an alternative. We tried numerous *short*
> > phrases and
> > settled on "for use with" as being the most broadly applicable to
> > non-accepted libraries. If you have a better idea that fits well in
> > the logo space available, please share it. We've found that two
> > lines of text can fit nicely in the space we've used, but the two
> > lines must be aesthetically balanced.
> I must say I'm not quite happy with the "for use with"
> variant, too. It
> just doesn't quite fit for a library being proposed for
> inclusion into
> Boost (at any stage of proposal). I may have missed it, but why e.g.
> "designed for" was not accepted?

We discussed that. It can mean, "designed at the behest of," just as easily as it can mean, "designed for possible inclusion in."

One of my concerns is that any logo put in a library's documentation should be acceptable even if the library is never submitted or is rejected and then developed outside of Boost. I don't think we should rely on the author of a rejected library taking positive action to "correct" the logo in that case. "For use with" is sufficiently innocuous as to not overstate the relationship in that case, or so we thought.

Given that concern, please suggest a better alternative if you can think of one.

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

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