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Subject: Re: [boost] [OT] Open Source Forking and Boost (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-16 05:14:27

> 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

Boost.Thread was only complicated because of license issues, for a library
that's under the BSL, the original maintainer can hardly complain if someone
takes it over (with the consent of the mailing list) while they're AWOL.

Just my 2c... John.

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