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Subject: Re: [boost] [boot] using the boost name on unofficial libraries
From: Paul Fultz II (pfultz2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-23 07:46:18

> On Apr 23, 2016, at 4:22 AM, Sam Kellett <samkellett_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> i see a *lot* of rejected / unfinished libraries that use the boost name
> with the intentions of one day becoming a boost library. doesn't this
> affect the brand strength associated with the boost name?
> i would have thought that it wouldn't be ok to name your library a boost
> library before it is officially accepted, but that doesn't seem to be the
> case? or is it the case but it isn't / can't be enforced?

This is because currently a library is required to have the boost namespace before its reviewed, even its later rejected. And when its rejected there may still be users of the library so a name change never occurs. A better approach would be not to require boost namespace for review, because the boost name should only be used for accepted libraries.

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