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Re: Removal of old projects from fedorahosted.

On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 09:57 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Sep 2008, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 22:44 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > So it seems I'm alone here, if we have to keep everything forever, thats
> > > what it'll be.  I'll just have to see to it we have the resources and
> > > backup materials in the future when that time comes.  I have a question
> > > and a suggestion for people.
> > >
> > > 1) What do we do with projects to which no owner or responsible party can
> > > be found?  This caused major headaches during the elvis move...  headaches
> > > we still have today.  What would you have us do?
> >
> > I think the idea of making them read-only/owned by an "admin" type group
> > seems reasonable at first blush.  It doesn't get rid of all of the
> > problems, but it does help with a number of them
> >
> > > 2) Right before we start removing projects is _not_ the time to discuss
> > > the policy.  When the policy is put in place... thats the time to discuss
> > > it.
> >
> > I don't disagree at all.  I must have missed the initial discussion in
> > my sea of mail or I would have chimed in then :-/
> >
> no worries, I can admit to blowing my top last night, long day.  We'll
> figure something out.  Taking a step back my core concerns are code to
> which no one is responsible and what to do about that code.  _especially_
> if its still in use somewhere.  It actually complicated the move away from
> elvis quite a bit and I want to make sure that doesn't happen again.
> We can look at that philosophically and practically.

I think your concerns are really rational and well-placed.  Hope we
didn't get too irksome, and thanks for "deconfusifying" (a favorite
made-up word) the scenarios about how FI would approach de-listing.

Paul W. Frields
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