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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Compute v0.1 Released
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-03-17 09:26:50

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of beet
> Sent: 17 March 2014 10:52
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Compute v0.1 Released
> Hi,
> I guess, part of the reason such discussions stall is that no "external"
> person knows who owns which rights in which logos. It might be advantageous
> Boost, if
> - either all art work contributed to Boost could be put under an appropriate
> (think: CC)
> - or the "steering committee" could somehow assume legal ownership of such
> Unless there is a single entity that may say "yes, you can" or the work has
been put
> under an open license, most discussions of this type will stall.
> On a side-note: I'd love to have a logo of the type "Proudly using Boost",
which I
> could put on our web page and in our manual (130K LOC which uses Boost in many
> places). I would love to give credit where credit is due. I believe that the
visibility of
> Boost would benefit a lot if such logos would suddenly pop up in many places.
> IS used in a lot of software, both proprietary and Open Source, I am sure.

Agree strongly - see attached for one proposal for a Powered-by-Boost logo.

You are right that these should have a license embedded, but I doubt that we can
control their use as a 'trade mark' (since Boost is a legal non-entity, by
design). However that's not a reason for not encouraging this. I think we are
missing a trick here.


Paul A. Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal UK LA8 8AB
+44 01539 561830 07714330204


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