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Re: Stale Fedora Hosted Projects (revisited)



On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 18:43 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Nigel Jones wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 13:58 -0500, 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?
> > * Make Trac Read Only (maybe static content too, in
> > old.fedorahosted.org/projectname/)
> > * Disable commit group in FAS (in particular to get rid of cla+1
> > entitlements if the commit group is their only group)
> > * Chown SCM dir to remove write access
> >
> 
> For how long?  Here's the concern.  At some point between now and the end
> of time decisions are going to have to be made about these projects.  I'm
> trying to have us learn a lesson from the elvis move as well trying to
> make sure other's lack of planning doesn't become Infrastructures problem.
> Something has to happen with bits that belong to no one, so far no one has
> put a time limit on any of these things.
IIRC the GPL at least requires that the code be kept for 3 years (hence
why we can't clean the look-a-side cache from memory).

We could do this a variety of ways, tarball a SCM dump and throw it on
archives.fp.o for instance.

- Nigel


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