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Subject: Re: [boost] 5 Observations - My experience with the boost libraries
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-24 16:38:14


Edward Diener wrote:
> Because there are libraries of which questions are asked, bug reports
> are written, and suggestions are made which get absolutely no response
> from the person who is the author/maintainer of the library. If none
> of the Boost leaders pay any attention to this situation then the
> feeling by end-users that a library is not really being supported will
> continue and people will stop using that library. If Boost had some
> sort of policy by which authors/maintainers of a library, who are no
> longer paying any attention to it in response to Boost users, get
> relieved of the responsibility of supporting the library and someone
> else is chosen to maintain it instead, it would be good for the
> end-users and for Boost developers as well. Of course this would mean
> that whatever "rights" once a library is submitted to Boost ( I am not
> a legal expert ) which the author of a Boost library retains can be
> removed if the author does not support the library any longer, and
> that this is part of Boost policy.

We do have a policy--no one pays any attention to it though.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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