On 20 September 2014 08:22, Donald Stufft firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Perhaps in Warehouse the procedure can be automated to some degree and a public record of what actions were taken and when? I don’t mean like a public log of the actual email address or email content or anything of the sort. Just like a "attempted to contact on X date", "notified X thing on Y", "No response in X time, transfering ownership" kind of things.
Maybe we could create something like python-updates which would be a read only mailing list which just posts a thread per request and updates it with the actions taken and stuff. People who care could subscribe to it without having to get all of distutils-sig or wahtever.
Maybe it could even offer package authors the ability to mark a package as "Request For Adoption" saying that they have a package that they wrote, but that they no longer wish to maintain.
I don't know, I'm just tossing out some potentional ideas!
Yep, for this kind of thing, "automate" can be a better answer than "document" - it's much easier to delegate (or otherwise hand over the reins) when the process is built into the tools.