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1 g2boojum 1.1 GLEP: 28
2     Title: "Expiration" of inactive GLEPs
3 g2boojum 1.2 Version: $Revision: 1.1 $
4     Last-Modified: $Date: 2004/06/02 23:25:58 $
5 g2boojum 1.1 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 g2boojum 1.2 Post-History: 2-Jun-2004, 20-Jul-2004
11 g2boojum 1.1
12    
13 g2boojum 1.2 Status
14     ======
15    
16     This GLEP was approved on 14-Jun-2004.
17    
18 g2boojum 1.1 Abstract
19     ========
20    
21     To keep inactive GLEPs from lingering in a limbo state, Draft GLEPs that have
22     been inactive for more than 60 days and Accepted GLEPs that have been
23     inactive for over six months should be marked "deferred" due to inactivity
24     (and, presumably, lack of interest).
25    
26    
27     Motivation
28     ==========
29    
30     Right now a number of GLEPs have been in "Draft" status for as much as 11
31     months, with no obvious activity occurring to either submit the GLEP for
32     approval or to withdraw it as a bad idea. Similarly, although it has not yet
33     really been a problem, Accepted GLEPs also have the potential to linger
34     without any indication that they are moving forward toward being finalized.
35     Having a "timeout" period for GLEPs should spur GLEP authors to remain active
36     in either getting support for or finalizing GLEPs.
37    
38     Specification
39     =============
40    
41    
42     If a Draft GLEP is inactive for more than 60 days or an Accepted GLEP is
43     inactive for more than six months, then it would be marked as "deferred" on
44     the main `GLEP page`_. Inactivity is defined simply as the GLEP author has
45     not contacted the GLEP editors with either an update or a request to submit
46     the GLEP for approval (in the case of a Draft GLEP) or a request that the GLEP
47     be marked final (in the case of an Accepted GLEP).
48    
49     .. _GLEP page: http://glep.gentoo.org
50    
51     A GLEP that has been marked "deferred" may be reopened by request of the GLEP
52     author or a Gentoo manager, as long as that request also includes either an
53     update or a note submitting the GLEP for approval or finalization.
54    
55     Rationale
56     =========
57    
58     The GLEP editors have better things to do than chase after GLEP authors to
59     find out how their GLEPs are progressing. This GLEP should help.
60    
61    
62     Backwards Compatibility
63     =======================
64    
65     Not really an issue here.
66    
67    
68     Copyright
69     =========
70    
71     This document has been placed in the public domain.

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