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From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2024-02-15 23:18:17

On 2/16/24 01:16, David Sankel wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2024 at 5:14 PM Andrey Semashev via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden] <mailto: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.

Thank you David for this announcement, it does clear things up.

And thank you to The C++ Alliance for assigning the copyright and
funding the server maintenance. This truly is a generous donation.

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