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Re: Stale Fedora Hosted Projects (revisited)



On Tue, 23 Sep 2008, Brett Lentz wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 16:53 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > On Tue, 23 Sep 2008, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> >
> > > Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > > Getting back to this.  What should we do with code to which no one claims
> > > > ownership or the owner cannot be found?
> > > >
> > >
> > > Has something like an AWOL procedure been considered?
> > >
> >
> > Not really, thats kind of what I'm probing about.  People didn't like the
> > 6 month rule so I'm fine getting rid of that.  But someone needs to be
> > accountable for the code itself at all times and I'm hoping to have some
> > policy in place that clearly states it.
> >
> > 	-Mike
>
>
> I'd prefer to not see orphaned projects go away completely, if there is
> some way to keep them around in a stripped down, minimalist format.
>
> The process I'd like to see would be:
>
> 1. Do the usual 6 month project no-activity process.
> 2. If there is no response in N days, or mail to the project admin
> bounces in a fatal way (i.e. "no such user" vs. "mailbox full"), we call
> out to the general fedora-devel community to see if anyone wants to
> adopt the project and become its new maintainer.
> 3. If no new maintainer is found, we would then migrate the project to a
> central repository for orphaned projects.
>

For how long would 3) happen?

	-Mike


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