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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for new variants of the Boost logo.
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-09 16:51:02

On 02/09/2010 11:45 PM, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> Andrey Semashev wrote:
>> 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.

"unofficial extension (addon) for [boost]"? "for extension of [boost]"?
"complement for [boost]"? "addition (addendum) to [boost]"? I hope guys
with native English might come up with a few more wordings. "For use
with" just doesn't describe the work as a possible addition to Boost
(that is, in order to use it, you will have to integrate it with Boost).
And in that regard it has the semantics very close to the "powered by"
variant. I would like the logo to make it clear that the work is tightly
coupled with Boost infrastructure, as opposed to the "powered by"
variant, which implies the work merely uses Boost (and possibly not only
Boost) as it deems necessary.

We could also move away from the current attempt to put together the
current logo and some phrase into a sentence. After all, a newly
designed logo that simply says "[boost] extension" and differs enough
from the official logo might be what we're looking for. We could also
get rid of that screaming red color I so dislike.

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