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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: 2010-12-16 09:34:01

On Dec 15, 2010, at 7:26 PM, 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?

I did.
However, in my case this was not a problem.
I just asked, and Nicolai said "Sure".
> I just wish more people stepped up to do the same for other popular
> libraries that get used but aren't actively maintained. Note that my
> definition of actively maintained has something to do with the amount
> of unresolved issues over time on Trac.
> Actually, now, I wish there was really a guild I can participate in to
> "level up" my Boost contribution-fu. ;)

Sounds like that's going to happen. ;-)

-- Marshall

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