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From: David Sankel (camior_at_[hidden])
Date: 2024-02-15 22:16:35

On Wed, Feb 14, 2024 at 5:14 PM Andrey Semashev via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> However,
> The C++ Alliance is a commercial organization that is distinct from the
> Boost project, which is (at least, legally) represented by Boost
> Foundation. The website is supposed to be the face of the Boost project,
> and an important part of its functioning. I think, the Boost project
> should be more self-sufficient and protected against disasters, mishaps
> and misbehavior of external parties.

The Boost Foundation is chartered, in part, with management of financial
and legal responsibility for Boost. It is 100% volunteer led and most of
those on the board personally contribute financially to it. Membership is
determined by the existing board and it has been that way since the
inception of the Boost Steering Committee (what it was previously called).
While Boost is free, servers, legal work, and other expenses are not. You
can find out more about the foundation on the website
<>, where you can
additionally find our meeting minutes, membership, etc.

The C++ Alliance has been in contact with the board and has agreed to
assign copyright of the new website to the foundation. This is important,
especially for IP like the Boost logo if ever there is need to enforce
licensing or usage misaligned with the Boost mission.

Additionally, the website and mailing list will be under the dominion of
the Boost Foundation. The C++ Alliance has offered to donate funds to keep
the server up and running for a couple years, but we're ensuring that the
website is not dependent on any single individual's donations and is
affordable with Boost Foundation's current income sources.

I hope this helps clear things up. We're doing our best to move forward in
a way that is in the Boost community's best interests.

-- David

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