I love the way geeks always reach for the techincal solution: "a way to flag a plugin as abandoned, provide evidence, ..."
Yes. It is called talking to each other.
- Email Julian, and ask him to email David to put the plugins up for adoption.
- Make a post in a relelvant forum.
- Add a comment on the plugin.
- Email David directly.
Well, unless we hear from Julian otherwise, I still think his blog post stated it clearly: "I still intend to maintain and update both the Elegance and Essential themes for another 6 months, but am hoping that in that time I will be able to find a new set of maintainers keen to keep those projects alive." (Mar 31, 2014)
Thanks for reaching out David,
I did "intend" to maintain it, but the reality is the new job has me swamped with little time to think about it. So now al my projects are up for grabs.
As Tim mentioned, they are all GPL meaning anyone can take over the code as long as they leave my credit in place. I am keen to ensure it goes to a developer who can properly maintain it. I worry about it being taken on hap-hazzardly and being ruined in the process.
Happy to discuss it. Happy for assistance and really happy to hopefully see these projects live on after my departure.
Hi David, thanks!
I just discovered that there's a component for Elegance in the tracker that's Julian owns. Any way I can become the component lead there too?
Or shut it down since I'm already using github, either way
as Danny has taken over Elegance I would like to volunteer to take maintenance for the Essential theme.
I asked Julian whether he would approve of this (briefly) and his reply was "Keen for it to find a new home and maintainer so it can live on. ".
I have been toying with taking over maintenance too: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=253376#p1138044. Would you be amenable to a joint maintenance effort? There is already some of my code in the theme already and I know how most of it works off by heart anyway.
Hi Gareth, absolutely open to working together.
However the Moodle component only allows one person to "own" it.
I'll be happy to share a repository with you, and we can discuss who "owns" the Moodle component.