[development] adoption for 'abandoned' modules?
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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