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Subject: Re: [boost] [http] Formal review of Boost.Http
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-12 11:05:25

On 12 Aug 2015 at 6:35, Glen Fernandes wrote:

> Agustín K-ballo Bergé wrote:
> > I'm happy with the newly added note claiming that those are your
> > opinions and yours only. That way others won't feel the need to clarify
> > that's not a Boost thing every single time you mention it. I'd really
> > appreciate if you'd do something of the sort yourself in your upcoming
> > emails.
> I added the note[1], after Niall's e-mail, encouraged by his words about
> editing the wiki. I believe Niall was referring to the "originally written
> by Niall Douglas" sentence.

Thanks for the edit. Now you're an author of the handbook too.

> Niall: I hope the insertion of the note (and the removal of the word
> "originally") is acceptable. I'm not as passionate about sharing ideas about
> best practices in C++ as you are but it is important to me that
> people interested in contributing to Boost are not mislead and think that
> your document speaks for Boost, any Boost community member, or is mandate in
> any way.

I felt your note inappropriately phrased, as not all the content is
mine and certainly what it links to is definitely not by me. For
example, the section on input fuzz testing came from Chandler, even
if I elaborated up the words in that section (which is why it is so
short - as a general rule, if it links to my code it's my opinion, if
it doesn't link to my code it isn't). Another section not mine is the
one on online compilers wandbox etc, that idea and much of the
content came from Krzysztof and Louis.

I replaced your edit with this instead:

"The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of its
authors and those who contributed feedback, code, links and ideas.
This article does not reflect the official policy nor position of
Boost, nor necessarily any one Boost library author, library
maintainer, or community member."

Is everyone happy with this phrasing?


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