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Re: mini-HOWTO

On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 12:59:32PM +0100, Guylhem Aznar wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 10:16:24AM +0000, Terry Dawson wrote:
> > > clause in the submission process which says "You agree to maintain
> > > this component" --- if someone doesn't want the great hoards of users
> > > sending them email to complain about a typo, them maybe an LDP doc is
> > > not for them, or they should add their doc to the "unmaintained" list.
> > 
> > If free documentation is like free software then you can't do this. If I
> > write free software I am under no obligation to maintain it.
> While I think we should show hits, peer review status, version, author
> (...) we mustn't declare a document unmaintained unless the author
> decides it is.
> OTOH, if the document had not been updated for a long time, if the
> license allowed it and if a 3rd party want to maintain it, if the
> original author didn't upgrade it, I think we should change the
> maintainer status.
> Comments?

How about, before changing maintainer status, sending a message to him
cc'ed to this list? If there's no answer (in one week? in two weeks?)
or if he agrees, the status should be changed.

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