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Re: [Savannah-hackers] Clarification on removing projects

From: Elfyn McBratney
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] Clarification on removing projects
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 18:53:36 +0100 (BST)
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Sylvain Beucler said:
> As far as I am concerned, I feel we can stick to the policy we
> discussed a while ago, described in "Hacking Savannah".

I really should have looked at that.  It's grown a lot since the last time
I saw it ;)

> In the present case, I guess we will delete everything "to avoid
> confusion". For a GNU project, it is delicate to remove all since the
> account needed to update pages and mailing-lists,
> that GNU maintainers should primarily use. But since RMS agrees, fine.
> However, maybe RMS should Cc us, so as to confirm such decisions.


> What we may do though is creating a new minimal group type where
> nothing is possible except changing the project description so as to
> point to the new location.

Good idea! :)  Maybe an 'Archived' or 'Historical' group?

> --
> Sylvain
> On 2004.06.30 19:05, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We currently have a few requests to remove projects from Savannah in
>> the
>> support queue, but before I take the plunge I'd like to request some
>> advice.
>> In the case where projects have moved to another Free Software
>> hosting
>> service I understand it's our policy to delete the project, but I'm
>> not
>> sure whether that should also mean that other data belonging to the
>> project should also be removed.
>> For example, say project `foo' has moved, should I just
>> delete
>> the
>> project via the front-end or should I also remove the it's CVS
>> repository,
>> webcvs repository, download area, any existing mailing lists, etc?
>> Also, in the case of removing a GNU project, what is the procedure?
>> See
>> this current request for example:
>>   Hi,
>>   I wish to drop the GNU FriBidi (fribidi) project from Savannah, and
>> also
>>   drop lists fribidi-list, fribidi-announce, and bug-fribidi.
>>   We have already set up GNU FriBidi on, with
>> permission
>>   from RMS.
>>   Thanks
>>   behdad
>> In this case what should we do?  Delete the project?  Delete the
>> project
>> and all of it's data?  Close the project?  Anything else?


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