Forum: Ruby a different approach to solving the abandoned project proble

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pat eyler (Guest)
on 2007-01-06 19:30
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Due to some recent issues around abandoned projects in
the ruby community, I've been thinking about project
continuation in the context of Free/Open Source software
hosted on RubyForge (and by extension SourceForge,
Savannah, etc.).  I think I've come up with a good appoach
for protecting the hosting providers  from legal issues,
while still providing a mechanism to let projects continue
after their owners have disappeared -- a directive (like a
living will or advance health care directive).

I've posted an initial cut of my idea at my blog:
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