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Re: [MAINTENANCE] Org orphanage?

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: [MAINTENANCE] Org orphanage?
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 09:19:14 +1100
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Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@posteo.net> writes:

> Dear all,
> This email is inspired by recent request by org-vcard maintainer to
> transfer maintenance to someone else:
> https://github.com/flexibeast/org-vcard
> As a part of Org project (https://sr.ht/~bzg/org/), we currently have
> https://git.sr.ht/~bzg/org-contrib/:
>    org-contrib: Contributed packages to Org in search for new maintainers.
> There, we do a very minimal maintenance and encourage people to take
> over the containing packages.
> Should we extend the org-contrib's current idea to other Org-related
> packages that are seeking a maintainer? Similar to
> https://github.com/emacsorphanage
> We may temporarily use Org mailing list as a place to report bugs.
> - This will give a better chance for interested people to contribute,
>   and hopefully take over the work on abandoned packages.
> - We can also guarantee some (very) minimal maintenance.
> - And it will promote Org mailing list as a place to discuss Org-related
>   staff.

I think it is an excellent idea. A rename to something like
org-orphanage would also be good as it makes the status of these
packages much clearer and may encourage adoption of those packages
people find useful.

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