In a reply to this:
When Mike McGrath opened up Fedora Hosted, I think he specifically
made that point -- but ISTR it was more in the context of, "we don't
want to end up hosting a bunch of dead code."* Sourceforge, AFAIK,
allows a project to live on indefinitely, whereas we thresh through
our hosted projects and, with prior notification to the maintainers,
release projects that are dead or unmaintained:
would like to say that this is a very good view point, but the justification is different.
It is not the lifetime of a project but rather the user. People do not want to change that fast (as the developers of the Project would like to).
Actually people don't like to change at all, unless they are forced by the circumstances to do so. (In the past I have been a developer of expert systems and I know this for sure from personal experience).
In my view the lifecycle of the projects should be extended from 6 months to 2 years, and the maintenance term pro rate to this.
If the developers are willing to make gigantic steps - no problems. They may develop specialised versions with specific implementation and applications to users who are willing to pay for that.
It is just an opinion.
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