Policy for non-responsive maintainers

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at laptop.org
Thu Jan 10 14:37:13 EST 2013

+1 to discuss this now.

About the comments in the thread.

I am for a short window to ask co-maintainership if the activity didn't
showw work for a long time (like with flascards). For me long time is more
than 6 months. I say co-maintainership because we really not need remove
permission to the old maintainer.

Adding permission in ASLO is easy.In GIT is not so easy, maybe only Bernie
and Alsroot have permission?

Is true we can create a cloned repo, but that have more problems. We need
point pootle to the new repo
(and we had this problem a lot in the past), and can be difficult finally
know where is the last code.


On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 3:39 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org>wrote:

> Is this a good time to re-spin the discussion? Considering that it keeps
> coming up:
> <lionaneesh-andro> bernie: Could you help me takeover maintainership of an
> inactive activity?
> <bernie> lionaneesh-andro: ask alsroot, he maintains aslo
> * alsroot only maintains aslo, dirakx was taking care about aslo content
> <bernie> lionaneesh-andro: gonzalo_odiard and garycmartin are the activity
> team coordinators.
> <bernie> lionaneesh-andro: there's currently no written process for taking
> over an unmaintained activity. maybe ask them for permission first?
> <bernie> lionaneesh-andro: please, write to sugar-devel@ and cc me,
> alsroot, gonzalo and gary.
> <lionaneesh-andro> bernie: okay. Thanks.
> On Wed, 2012-10-31 at 19:04 -0400, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> > On Wed, 2012-10-31 at 14:27 -0300, Gonzalo Odiard wrote:
> > > If you are not in a hurry to get this discussed,
> > > I propose wait until we finish we 0.98 (one month aprox)
> > > Right now, all the people we want be involved in this discussion,
> > > are too busy (me too).
> >
> > There's no particular hurry.
> >
> > Actually, I brought up this particular issue just to make a more general
> > point: we should codify our existing practices in the wiki for the
> > benefit of new and existing contributors. Being swamped by an unclear
> > process can be quite frustrating for a volunteer who just wants to get
> > things done.
> >
> >
> > > About the  summer young hackaton in Uruguay, I take your word.
> >
> > Glad to help, although it's unlikely that I'll be able to join in.
> >
> --
>  _ // Bernie Innocenti
>  \X/  http://codewiz.org
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