Gawnsoft <xlucid / users.sourceforge.remove.this.antispam.net> wrote in message news:<dtbd60ttumtsrb3p2nmadnr3026i902g5g / 4ax.com>...
> RAA & RubyForge initiatives going dormant is not uncommon.
> 
> Do either of these have facilities for 'dormancy' checking, and
> automatic advertising for new hands at the helm of a given project?
....
> Perhaps the sites could send an e-mail to the nominal project manager
> after a period of dormancy*, and if they hear nothing back, could put
> up an ad saying 'new PM wanted for this project'?
....
> Is this already in place?  If not, what do folk think of putting it in
> place?

No offense, but I think it is a pretty awful idea.  Under what
circumstances would mutiny be a better choice than forking?  I would
generally rather see projects removed than usurped.