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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Decommissioning inactive projects / users?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Decommissioning inactive projects / users?
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:12:31 -0700

On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Does Savannah have any policy/system in place for removing projects or
>     users that are inactive?
> No.
> Also, I'm not sure "inactive" is the right criteria for any deletion.
> A "nonexistent" project which has never had a commit or any other
> substantive content would make sense to me to delete.  Otherwise, I
> doubt it.  I hope to write more about this later today.
> As for users, I see no criteria to apply.  Maybe after a few more years
> we could say "hasn't logged in in 20 years", but even 10 years seems too
> aggressive to me :).  I'm crazy I guess ...

Not crazy at all, imho.
I see no value in deleting inactive users or projects.
For inactive projects, perhaps delist them from some index if they
have had no commit in a very long time, but I can imagine even that
could feel wrong for some project.

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