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32     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">28</td>
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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>
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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>
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42     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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48     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004</td>
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56     <p class="topic-title"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p>
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58     <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id4" name="id4">Abstract</a></li>
59     <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id5" name="id5">Motivation</a></li>
60     <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id6" name="id6">Specification</a></li>
61     <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id7" name="id7">Rationale</a></li>
62     <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id8" name="id8">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
63     <li><a class="reference" href="#id1" id="id9" name="id9">References</a></li>
64     <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id10" name="id10">Copyright</a></li>
65     </ul>
66     </div>
67     <div class="section" id="abstract">
68     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
69     <p>To keep inactive GLEPs from lingering in a limbo state, Draft GLEPs that have
70     been inactive for more than 60 days and Accepted GLEPs that have been
71     inactive for over six months should be marked &quot;deferred&quot; due to inactivity
72     (and, presumably, lack of interest).</p>
73     </div>
74     <div class="section" id="motivation">
75     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
76     <p>Right now a number of GLEPs have been in &quot;Draft&quot; status for as much as 11
77     months, with no obvious activity occurring to either submit the GLEP for
78     approval or to withdraw it as a bad idea. Similarly, although it has not yet
79     really been a problem, Accepted GLEPs also have the potential to linger
80     without any indication that they are moving forward toward being finalized.
81     Having a &quot;timeout&quot; period for GLEPs should spur GLEP authors to remain active
82     in either getting support for or finalizing GLEPs.</p>
83     </div>
84     <div class="section" id="specification">
85     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
86     <p>If a Draft GLEP is inactive for more than 60 days or an Accepted GLEP is
87     inactive for more than six months, then it would be marked as &quot;deferred&quot; on
88     the 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
89     not contacted the GLEP editors with either an update or a request to submit
90     the GLEP for approval (in the case of a Draft GLEP) or a request that the GLEP
91     be marked final (in the case of an Accepted GLEP).</p>
92     <p>A GLEP that has been marked &quot;deferred&quot; may be reopened by request of the GLEP
93     author or a Gentoo manager, as long as that request also includes either an
94     update or a note submitting the GLEP for approval or finalization.</p>
95     </div>
96     <div class="section" id="rationale">
97     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
98     <p>The GLEP editors have better things to do than chase after GLEP authors to
99     find out how their GLEPs are progressing. This GLEP should help.</p>
100     </div>
101     <div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
102     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
103     <p>Not really an issue here.</p>
104     </div>
105     <div class="section" id="id1">
106     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="id1">References</a></h1>
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110     <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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114     <div class="section" id="copyright">
115     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
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