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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Bad approved projects

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Bad approved projects
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 10:35:59 +0100
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> I can't confirm this information because the submission/savannah
> lists archives are only from 2005.

We have the archives, just not split in -register-public yet:

> > Ok, then when I find an abandoned and empty project I mail the
> > mantainer CC to savannah-hackers to inform the project is to be
> > deleted and then I delete it?.
> Maybe give the maintainer some time to react, like 2 weeks.

If you have the time to spot empty projects and delete them, why not,
but there are probably more important things to do.  It would be nice
to work on a script to detect such empty projects (needs to check
mailing lists too).  Remember that you cannot remove a project from
the web interface, several files and directories need to be removed
from the system as well.

> > However will be fine if when (Any member in the savannah community but
> > in special the staffers) we see an bad project we report it to this
> > list so one can take of it, I suggest to inform the mantainer of the
> > project of the new rules and give a time (1 week maybe?) to correct
> > the project, else it will be deleted, wath you think?.
> 1 week is very short really. The maintainer might be on vacation, or in
> a hospital, ... 
> I suggest at least 2-3 weeks. 

We haven't removed a project due to changed hosting requirements yet.

I remember a project at sourceforge that had a visible notice on its
project page like "not complying with current hosting requirements",
but the project was still kept.  I can't remember the project name
though.  We could do something like that.

I think it depends on the gravity of the problem.  For example at a
point the qemu project was distributing a proprietary (no source code)
module in its project, and we had them remove it after a user reported
it.  If it's just a matter of mentioning "Linux" without context, then
maybe our time can be better spent than bashing old projects IMHO.


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