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34<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">&quot;Expiration&quot; of inactive GLEPs</td> 276<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">&quot;Expiration&quot; of inactive GLEPs</td>
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36<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.3</td> 278<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.5</td>
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38<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0028.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2004/10/20 20:40:10</a></td> 280<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0028.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2004/11/11 21:42:22</a></td>
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40<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Grant Goodyear &lt;g2boojum&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td> 282<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Grant Goodyear &lt;g2boojum&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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42<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Approved</td> 284<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Approved</td>
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44<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td> 286<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Informational</td>
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48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004</td> 290<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004</td>
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50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004, 20-Jul-2004</td> 292<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004, 20-Jul-2004</td>
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55<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 297<div class="contents topic">
56<p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p> 298<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57<ul class="simple"> 299<ul class="simple">
58<li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id4" name="id4">Status</a></li> 300<li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id4" name="id4">Status</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id5" name="id5">Abstract</a></li> 301<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id5" name="id5">Abstract</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id6" name="id6">Motivation</a></li> 302<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id6" name="id6">Motivation</a></li>
61<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id7" name="id7">Specification</a></li> 303<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id7" name="id7">Specification</a></li>
63<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id9" name="id9">Backwards Compatibility</a></li> 305<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id9" name="id9">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
64<li><a class="reference" href="#id1" id="id10" name="id10">References</a></li> 306<li><a class="reference" href="#id1" id="id10" name="id10">References</a></li>
65<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id11" name="id11">Copyright</a></li> 307<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id11" name="id11">Copyright</a></li>
66</ul> 308</ul>
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68<div class="section" id="status"> 310<div class="section">
69<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="status">Status</a></h1> 311<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="status" name="status">Status</a></h1>
70<p>This GLEP was approved on 14-Jun-2004.</p> 312<p>This GLEP was approved on 14-Jun-2004.</p>
71</div> 313</div>
72<div class="section" id="abstract"> 314<div class="section">
73<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 315<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
74<p>To keep inactive GLEPs from lingering in a limbo state, Draft GLEPs that have 316<p>To keep inactive GLEPs from lingering in a limbo state, Draft GLEPs that have
75been inactive for more than 60 days and Accepted GLEPs that have been 317been inactive for more than 60 days and Accepted GLEPs that have been
76inactive for over six months should be marked &quot;deferred&quot; due to inactivity 318inactive for over six months should be marked &quot;deferred&quot; due to inactivity
77(and, presumably, lack of interest).</p> 319(and, presumably, lack of interest).</p>
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79<div class="section" id="motivation"> 321<div class="section">
80<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 322<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
81<p>Right now a number of GLEPs have been in &quot;Draft&quot; status for as much as 11 323<p>Right now a number of GLEPs have been in &quot;Draft&quot; status for as much as 11
82months, with no obvious activity occurring to either submit the GLEP for 324months, with no obvious activity occurring to either submit the GLEP for
83approval or to withdraw it as a bad idea. Similarly, although it has not yet 325approval or to withdraw it as a bad idea. Similarly, although it has not yet
84really been a problem, Accepted GLEPs also have the potential to linger 326really been a problem, Accepted GLEPs also have the potential to linger
85without any indication that they are moving forward toward being finalized. 327without any indication that they are moving forward toward being finalized.
86Having a &quot;timeout&quot; period for GLEPs should spur GLEP authors to remain active 328Having a &quot;timeout&quot; period for GLEPs should spur GLEP authors to remain active
87in either getting support for or finalizing GLEPs.</p> 329in either getting support for or finalizing GLEPs.</p>
88</div> 330</div>
89<div class="section" id="specification"> 331<div class="section">
90<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="specification">Specification</a></h1> 332<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
91<p>If a Draft GLEP is inactive for more than 60 days or an Accepted GLEP is 333<p>If a Draft GLEP is inactive for more than 60 days or an Accepted GLEP is
92inactive for more than six months, then it would be marked as &quot;deferred&quot; on 334inactive for more than six months, then it would be marked as &quot;deferred&quot; on
93the main <a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org">GLEP page</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id3" name="id3">[1]</a>. Inactivity is defined simply as the GLEP author has 335the main <a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org">GLEP page</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id3" name="id3">[1]</a>. Inactivity is defined simply as the GLEP author has
94not contacted the GLEP editors with either an update or a request to submit 336not contacted the GLEP editors with either an update or a request to submit
95the GLEP for approval (in the case of a Draft GLEP) or a request that the GLEP 337the GLEP for approval (in the case of a Draft GLEP) or a request that the GLEP
96be marked final (in the case of an Accepted GLEP).</p> 338be marked final (in the case of an Accepted GLEP).</p>
97<p>A GLEP that has been marked &quot;deferred&quot; may be reopened by request of the GLEP 339<p>A GLEP that has been marked &quot;deferred&quot; may be reopened by request of the GLEP
98author or a Gentoo manager, as long as that request also includes either an 340author or a Gentoo manager, as long as that request also includes either an
99update or a note submitting the GLEP for approval or finalization.</p> 341update or a note submitting the GLEP for approval or finalization.</p>
100</div> 342</div>
101<div class="section" id="rationale"> 343<div class="section">
102<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1> 344<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
103<p>The GLEP editors have better things to do than chase after GLEP authors to 345<p>The GLEP editors have better things to do than chase after GLEP authors to
104find out how their GLEPs are progressing. This GLEP should help.</p> 346find out how their GLEPs are progressing. This GLEP should help.</p>
105</div> 347</div>
106<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility"> 348<div class="section">
107<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1> 349<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
108<p>Not really an issue here.</p> 350<p>Not really an issue here.</p>
109</div> 351</div>
110<div class="section" id="id1"> 352<div class="section">
111<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" name="id1">References</a></h1> 353<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" id="id1" name="id1">References</a></h1>
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115<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id3" name="id2">[1]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org">http://glep.gentoo.org</a></td></tr> 357<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id3" name="id2">[1]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org">http://glep.gentoo.org</a></td></tr>
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118</div> 360</div>
119<div class="section" id="copyright"> 361<div class="section">
120<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1> 362<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
121<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p> 363<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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