coordination around missing upstream

Solar Designer solar at
Sat Apr 19 22:40:24 PDT 2008

On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 08:50:56PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> When an upstream is not active anymore, I think that it would be nice 
> if the distribution maintainer could take responsibility of hosting the 
> project and accept patches. Otherwise we cannot send patches upstream 
> anymore and all the distributions create forks.
> What would you think about using this list to coordinate such issues,
> that is communicating that an upstream seems not to accept patches
> anymore, and trying to find who is ready to host the project,
> and communicate where it can be found then. People reading the list
> could then forward the infos to the releavant people in the
> distributions.
> Do you think it would be a good use of the list? 

This sounds just right to me. :-)

As to "communicate where it can be found then" part, I think we should
also have a section on the wiki dedicated to this (once there are a few
such orphaned and adopted projects).


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