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Subject: Re: [boost] [OT] Open Source Forking and Boost (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-15 22:17:39

On Dec 15, 2010, at 6:48 PM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:

> 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

I didn't have any trouble "taking over" Boost.Array.
I asked around, no one had any problems with it, and it was done.

-- Marshall

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