[Project_owners] Mozdev - Participation or Bust

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 11:08:52 PDT 2010


Does 'read-only' mode mean that no more CVS check-ins will be possible?

 - Godmar

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM, David Boswell <davidwboswell at yahoo.com>wrote:

> The Mozilla Foundation has generously provided funding over the years to
> support mozdev, but they are separate organizations.
>
> I'd prefer to put the site into read-only mode instead of shutting it down
> so it can serve as an archive.  Additionally, if there is a need for this we
> would look into providing migration services for any project owners wanting
> to take their code and project history somewhere else.
>
> David
>
>
>
> Thank you for the effort you put into this site over the years.
>
> One comment: I, like perhaps others, had assumed that mozdev is run by the
> Mozilla foundation (up until about 1 year ago when the issue was clarified
> to mine and others surprise). Given the amount of funding Mozilla has, it
> really seems more appropriate they should be supporting their add-on
> developer community with resources and time - it is, after all, they who
> benefit the most.
>
> When you shut down the site, will it be possible to obtain a snapshot of
> the CVS repository and the mailing list archive? We have a fair amount of
> development history in there we would hate to lose.
>
>  - Godmar
>
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM, David Boswell <davidwboswell at yahoo.com>wrote:
>
>> > http://www.mozdev.org/drupal/blog/Mozdev-Participation-or-Bust
>>
>>
>> I wanted to follow up on this to highlight one part of this blog post most
>> relevant to project owners:
>>
>> "Going forward, if no individuals or groups step forward it is likely
>> that the site will wind-down. This would look something like putting the
>> site into read-only mode for archive purposes, and helping project
>> owners migrate to other hosting solutions. Only as a last resort would
>> the site be shut down completely."
>>
>> I realize we've posted similar calls for involvement in the past, but this
>> really is the last opportunity to get involved.  At this point, moving to
>> read-only mode is a definite possibility.
>>
>> Feel free to write back with any questions or comments.
>>
>> David
>>
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