[Project_owners] Policy update for Mozdev to fix hosted website errors on inactive projects

Douglas E. Warner silfreed at silfreed.net
Mon May 5 13:55:16 PDT 2008

Problem: Hosted websites generate warnings and errors that are all logged to a 
central log file.  This log file is useful for debugging purposes, but the 
usefulness is diminished when the log file is polluted with easily-fixable 

Policy addition (to be added on [1]): Mozdev reserves the right to update 
inactive projects' [2] hosted web content when the projects are generating 
warnings or errors that are easily fixed without affecting current website 
functionality.  Mozdev will contact the project contributors to have the 
problems corrected, but in extreme circumstances the changes may be enacted 
prior to contact.

Examples of logged messages that would be fixed:
* PHP Warning:  Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated; If you would 
like to pass it by reference, modify the declaration of  
xml_parse_into_struct() ...
* PHP Warning:  include(): Failed opening 'http://example.com/file.html' for 
* PHP Warning:  include(): URL file-access is disabled in the server 
* PHP Warning:  include(http://example.com/file.html): failed to open stream: 
no suitable wrapper could be found


[1] http://www.mozdev.org/community/terms.html
[2] http://www.mozdev.org/projects/inactive.html

Douglas E. Warner    <silfreed at silfreed.net>    Site Developer
Mozdev.org           http://www.mozdev.org
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