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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] iostreams: ceased devolopment?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-04 15:23:54

On 6/4/16 10:14 AM, Alex Olivas wrote:
> A co-maintenance model is definitely going to be a feature of the BLOM
> project, since this same issue has come up for other libraries with
> authors who are currently actively maintaining them, but would welcome
> help. On my todo list is to add that option to the BLOM site.
> Alex.

I would be careful about this. I believe that a key requirement
for library maintenance is assignment and acceptance of responsibility
authority by/to one specific, publicly identifiable person. That
person can parcel out authority for fixing different things to
different people. Indeed this happens all the time (e.g. github prs)
but one person has to act as the gate keeper. If this is not
done, persons will conflict, problems will be everyone's problem
rather than my problem and things will peter out to standstill.

So consider just tweaking the authority of the BLOM to include the
delegation of fixes to persons he deems suitable.

Robert Ramey

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