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Re: Documentation Metrics

Hal Burgiss wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 10:37:49PM +0200, jdd wrote:
> >
> > if the goal is still of this kind, you can continue to fill pages
> > and pages of mails if you want, I can't afford to read it all, but I
> > trust you.
> I haven't had time to follow this thread either. It has gotten away
> from me. I would suggest that when all this gets hashed out, and there
> is an agreement, that someone post the details in a new thread.
> Also, I am willing to help in some capacity though my knowledge and
> skills are limited. Have vim, will travel.
> Off on a tangent here, but I have a feeling that the
> maintained/unmaintained distinction needs some cleaning up too. I
> suspect that there are some that are classified as maintained, but
> actually are not by any reasonable definition. Possibly there would be
> those eager to assume actively maintaining these, but are put off by
> the 'maintained' status. Is there any easy way to contact authors that
> have not submitted an update after a certain period of time, and ask
> if they are still involved? Thinking of some automated approach to
> this....

When we've identified documents that seem unmaintained and out of date,
we'll see what we can do. Contact the authors first and encourage them
to update, or ask them to find a new maintainer.


David C. Merrill, Ph.D.
Linux Documentation Project
Collection Editor & Coordinator

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