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Subject: Re: [boost] Draft copy - Call for Submissions - CMake for Boost
From: Gavin Lambert (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-19 06:18:36

On 19/10/2018 18:12, Robert Ramey wrote:
> As I've said, I'm wondering if it might convince someone who would
> otherwise not submit to submit after all.  I think there are people who
> would be intimidated by the "competitive/winner take all" nature of the
> process.  And I think there are others who feel that Boost is "an
> insider's game" so it's not worth participating.

But why would those people participate, when if they do happen to win,
they are then expected to face their fears?

I suppose it might encourage submissions from people who have no
intention of "finishing", which might in turn inspire others to use
particular techniques that hadn't been originally considered.

Which might be good for Boost, to get the best possible design -- but
doesn't mesh well with the idea of offering a monetary incentive.

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