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2     Title: "Expiration" of inactive GLEPs
3     Version: $Revision: 1.2 $
4     Last-Modified: $Date: 2004/05/29 14:48:18 $
5     Author: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@gentoo.org>
6     Status: Draft
7     Type: Standards Track
8     Content-Type: text/x-rst
9     Created: 2-Jun-2004
10     Post-History: 2-Jun-2004
11    
12    
13     Abstract
14     ========
15    
16     To keep inactive GLEPs from lingering in a limbo state, Draft GLEPs that have
17     been inactive for more than 60 days and Accepted GLEPs that have been
18     inactive for over six months should be marked "deferred" due to inactivity
19     (and, presumably, lack of interest).
20    
21    
22     Motivation
23     ==========
24    
25     Right now a number of GLEPs have been in "Draft" status for as much as 11
26     months, with no obvious activity occurring to either submit the GLEP for
27     approval or to withdraw it as a bad idea. Similarly, although it has not yet
28     really been a problem, Accepted GLEPs also have the potential to linger
29     without any indication that they are moving forward toward being finalized.
30     Having a "timeout" period for GLEPs should spur GLEP authors to remain active
31     in either getting support for or finalizing GLEPs.
32    
33     Specification
34     =============
35    
36    
37     If a Draft GLEP is inactive for more than 60 days or an Accepted GLEP is
38     inactive for more than six months, then it would be marked as "deferred" on
39     the main `GLEP page`_. Inactivity is defined simply as the GLEP author has
40     not contacted the GLEP editors with either an update or a request to submit
41     the GLEP for approval (in the case of a Draft GLEP) or a request that the GLEP
42     be marked final (in the case of an Accepted GLEP).
43    
44     .. _GLEP page: http://glep.gentoo.org
45    
46     A GLEP that has been marked "deferred" may be reopened by request of the GLEP
47     author or a Gentoo manager, as long as that request also includes either an
48     update or a note submitting the GLEP for approval or finalization.
49    
50     Rationale
51     =========
52    
53     The GLEP editors have better things to do than chase after GLEP authors to
54     find out how their GLEPs are progressing. This GLEP should help.
55    
56    
57     Backwards Compatibility
58     =======================
59    
60     Not really an issue here.
61    
62    
63     Copyright
64     =========
65    
66     This document has been placed in the public domain.

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