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- Subject: Re: mini-HOWTO
- From: Terry Dawson <>
- Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 01:03:06 +0000
- Organization: Linux/Amateur Radio
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- Resent-Date: 27 Jan 2000 01:03:29 -0000
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Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
> > Documents that have not been updated in some should be candidates for
> > an 'unmaintained' documents list. "Some time" can be any period really.
> > 3,6,12 months are probably good targets. An attempt to contact the
> > author at the address listed in the document should be made, if there
> > is no response the LDP can change the document status to 'unmaintained'
> > and recruit a new maintainer.
> Don't be too quick to conclude that a How-To is abandoned. My Hard Disk
> Upgrade Mini How-To went almost a year and a half between updates.
> Nothing became out of date and nobody complained.
I'm in almost exactly the same position with the AX25-HOWTO. Bits of it
are out of date, but on the whole it is still quite useful, I think it's
dated 1997, or something.
The point I was trying to make is that it isn't difficult to answer a
simple email question every few months about whether you're still
maintaining a document or not, and *not* to assume that a document is
automatically unmaintained just because it hasn't been updated in a
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