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Subject: Re: [boost] [OT] Open Source Forking and Boost (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-15 21:48:29

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 2:33 AM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:20 PM, Dean Michael Berris
> <mikhailberis_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> About Boost Libraries being forked, I don't think that's inherently a
>> bad idea -- especially since there's already a number of Boost
>> libraries that seem "unmaintained"
> I'd much rather see maintenership of these libraries transferred to
> new people, just to avoid fragmentation.

I agree with you, but getting the current maintainers -- who are
technically, not maintaining the libraries -- to yield maintenance at
least to the whole community (or to a larger set of contributors)
hasn't been "proven" yet at least for Boost. I know Boost.Thread had
been taken over successfully before, that precedent required having to
track down the (sole) original maintainer, getting him to agree and
yield to a specific person, sounds like a lot of work compared to just
people clicking a button to "fork". :D

Dean Michael Berris

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