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From Christian Grobmeier <>
Subject Re: Websites of retired podlings (was Re: Retired podlings with RW SVN access)
Date Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:26:24 GMT
> Another option which might be cleaner and less burdensome to administer would
> be to create a boilerplate "Retired Podling" static html page which would
> replace the website for any podling which does not graduate.  This page would
> give a brief explanation of the project's history and status and point at any
> remaining resources, such as read-only SVN if the podling completed a
> successful code grant.
> If there is interest in that idea, I volunteer to help create the template for
> the "Retired Podling" page.

I like that idea. But we should the folder i.a.o/retiredpodling
not simply have a httpd redirect rule pointing to the incubator status page?
The state of the podling is reflected there very well and there is
even a chance to send a personal message


> I have two objectives with this proposal.  The first is practical: we should aid
> users who may come looking for a project to learn what happened to it with
> minimal effort.
> The other goal is to help podlings retire with dignity.  Every software project
> has a life cycle, there are many reasons why a podling might not make it
> to graduation, and a lot may have been accomplished during an attempt at
> incubation.  I think our default policy should be to recognize and celebrate
> the contributions that a podling's volunteers made while it was active.
> Marvin Humphrey
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