On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 01:45 +0300, Markos Chandras wrote: > On Tuesday 05 May 2009 23:45:14 AllenJB wrote: [..snip..] > I am sure there are some developers which can offer a great amount of time to > help/revibe slacking or dead projects ( e.g. userrel, newsletters etc ). The > thing is that leadership on several projects is inactive hence users or devs > who are willing to help are getting demotivated. It would be really nice each > individual project to perform a clean up like: > > 1) have an internal discussion about its goals and future > 2) Remove dead members and elect a new leader if necessary > 3) Update the page > 4) Publish its status > 5) Assist for help is necessary > > Looking 'active' is very important to attract new people to project. > > Is this so hard?
This is a really good idea, and I think that such an operation should be performed (and perhaps even enforced as a yearly or twice-yearly thing). The only issue I have with the idea is that projects with dead members and slacking leaders are unlikely to perform such a task, so you'll never get any updates from them, so devs will be demotivated to work on $project, and thus we enter the vicious cycle again... welp