[development] adoption for 'abandoned' modules?

Darren Oh darrenoh at sidepotsinternational.com
Fri Jan 19 19:25:31 UTC 2007

On Jan 19, 2007, at 12:52 PM, Karthik wrote:

> As above, there were plans to introduce a cron job into the CVS module
> that "disabled" cvs accounts (and an appropriate e-mail was to be
> sent) that hadn't witnessed any activity for X months. Any projects
> that were associated with disabled accounts were to be deemed
> abandoned. This tackles the issue more from a "target absconding
> maintainers" rather than "target unmaintained projects" perspective.
> This also keeps things uncomplicated and minimises drupal.org related
> code in the module.

CVS commits don't provide a good measure of a developer's commitment  
to a project. Developers who contribute well-written modules may not  
need to make CVS commits on a regular basis. I know a couple of  
developers who lost their ability to maintain projects because their  
CVS accounts were arbitrarily (or mistakenly) disabled.

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