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Subject: Re: [boost] [OT] Open Source Forking and Boost (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: Maxim Yanchenko (maximyanchenko_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-21 01:37:42

Dave Abrahams <dave <at>> writes:

> Interesting thought. What stakeholders do you think would be willing
> to provide funding?

As a first try we could ask for donation, the same way Wikipedia does.
There is a wonderful thing in corporations, called "matching gift":

See how long is the list, and I believe it's far from complete.
This basically means that programmers from these corporations (users of Boost,
basically) can make monetary gifts (up to certain amount per year) to a
on-profit Boost Foundation, then corporations will just reimburse the gift
to them.
IANAL, but to me it looks like the programmers can donate to Boost for free
using this sceme.


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