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Subject: Re: [boost] [boot] using the boost name on unofficial libraries
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-23 13:30:34

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Sam Kellett
> Sent: 23 April 2016 10:23
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] [boot] using the boost name on unofficial libraries
> 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?

I don't feel it is a problem provided it is clearly stated that it is not yet an accepted Boost library.

All proposed libraries that I have seen have a note warning this.

Many also have a 'Proposed for Boost' logo (recommended) rather than the 'official' Boost logo.


Paul A. Bristow
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