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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Actively retiring projects
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:46:45 GMT
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 9:30 AM, Ross Gardler
<rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> On 16 January 2012 09:16, Robert Burrell Donkin
> <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 9:48 PM, Ross Gardler
>> <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>>> On 15 January 2012 20:55, Robert Burrell Donkin
>>> <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 7:40 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
wrote:
>>>>> +1
>>>>
>>>> Voting to terminate a project through lack of success sends a very
>>>> clear message. Being 'terminated' is a very clear and public
>>>> punishment, both for Mentors and for the project.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure why people (not just you Rob) are fixating on the idea of
>>> voting to terminate a podling. That is currently and will always be an
>>> action of last resort. It is not a new option. We've already done it
>>> for failed projects.
>>
>> Can you give an example of a project with an active community that has
>> been terminated in this way?
>
> No - that is exactly my point. I can give an example of projects with
> *inactive* communities that have been terminated. These proposals are
> no different other than we should be able to identify such projects
> more reliably (or see that what looks inactive today is actually
> active).

The controversial and novel part of this thread is the pressure to
terminate podlings with active communities against the best judgment
of their Mentors.

Robert

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