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Subject: Re: [boost] [proposal] The Maintenance Effort
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-27 07:55:40

At Thu, 27 May 2010 10:30:11 +0800,
Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 9:19 PM, Stewart, Robert <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> >>
> >> Participation
> >>
> >>   * Let's encourage participation in the form of comments to blog
> >> posts, feedback on documentation pages, and discussions on specific
> >> topics/threads.
> >
> > It is already painful to keep up with all of the different places where people choose to post information.  Do we really need more?  I'm wary of the fragmentation that this could engender, but perhaps the user side of Boost would benefit most from this change.
> >
> I think the word "fragmentation" unnecessarily denotes a negative
> meaning. I don't think fragmentation is necessarily bad -- the idea
> that the Boost community would grow does not preclude the idea of
> having little sub-communities within the larger Boost community. If
> you think about it, Boost.Spirit already has a thriving community
> which I personally think is still part of the Boost community. I don't
> think it's a bad idea to have more of these communities coming up and
> furthering the Boost "brand". I just think it should really be easy
> for communities to form around a certain library and putting it all on
> the web is one of the easiest ways of doing it.

Furthermore, IMO, a model where boost grows without sub-communities is

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