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Subject: Re: [boost] [OT] Open Source Forking and Boost (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-16 06:32:44

On 16/12/10 11:04, Bruce Adams wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Mateusz Loskot<mateusz_at_[hidden]>
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Sent: Thu, December 16, 2010 10:17:34 AM
>> Subject: Re: [boost] [OT] Open Source Forking and Boost (was Re:
>> [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
>> On 16/12/10 03:26, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Marshall Clow<mclow.lists_at_[hidden]>
>> wrote:
>>>> On Dec 15, 2010, at 6:48 PM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>>> Sure, but you did have to get the OK from the original maintainer right?
>> Is it a requirement to receive a Go from an original author?
>> I thought there is a mechanism in Boost that grants the Community
>> permission to make decisions if an author/maintainer disappears without
>> any contact.
> I really shouldn't get involved in this but...
> You need to move away from the idea of code ownership, especially
> in the context of a community project.

In spite of the fact you followed up my post, I assume you don't address
the "You need to" directly to me but to the Community in general.

> In a way it is a nonsense to require permission of the maintainer.
> [...]

All you've written sounds somewhat obvious to me, indeed.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,
Member of ACCU,

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