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Re: mini-HOWTO

On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 01:55:30PM -0500, Gary Lawrence Murphy wrote:
>     G> OTOH, if the document had not been updated for a long time, if
>     G> the license allowed it and if a 3rd party want to maintain it,
>     G> if the original author didn't upgrade it, I think we should
>     G> change the maintainer status.
> I'll second that: In NewsClipper, the author is given first right of
> refusal, and failure to comply in a reasonable amount of time is
> considered permission to hand the reigns to someone else.

On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 04:07:33PM -0200, Jorge Godoy wrote:
> 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.

I think we agree, if no update was submitted after 1 year, we should
mail the author.

> What do you think of the idea of assigning a unique email address to
> each doc so the maintainer email can be easily changed without
> changing the doc itself?

We previously talked about this, we need a volunteer which can host
howto-author.linuxdoc mail on a fixed ip.

This would include :
 - updating the database with alias of the new maintainers
 - creating a new alias for each new document

Therefore I think the volunteer should be subscribed to ldp-discuss.


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