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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost UUID Maintainer
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-08 05:42:05

On 8/7/2017 11:28 PM, Michael Caisse via Boost wrote:
> On 8/7/17 20:20, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
>> On 8/7/17 7:44 PM, Michael Caisse via Boost wrote:
>>> BLOM (that link above) is for companies/organizations wishing to
>>> maintain libraries and receive some recognition in return.
>> Actually, it's for anyone who wants to take responsibility for
>> for maintaining a library. It doesn't need to be a company.
> Might I suggest you submit a PR for the web site:
> "The purpose of the Boost Library Official Maintainer Program is to
> recruit companies and organizations, that are likely already providing
> internal support, to become official maintainers of those libraries
> already important to them."
> The wording on the page does not imply individuals.

If that is the case Boost needs to define the way in which interested
and talented individuals can become the maintainer for a library which
either has no active maintainer or is part of CMT. Because one of the
acknowledged shortcomings regarding Boost libraries is that a large
number of them have no active maintainer and the last thing Boost should
want to do is to discourage those who would like to be a maintainer of
such libraries.

> michael

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