Google Code as an upstream is gone

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Sat Oct 1 08:59:05 UTC 2016

Am 01.10.2016 um 10:03 schrieb Grzegorz Junka:
> The fact that some source is hosted at a provider that doesn't close
> their services, like Google does (aka GitHub), doesn't make it
> "maintained". Is that your definition of "maintained", that the "the
> code could be updated if needed"? If yes, then I am happy to upload
> all "unmaintained" sources to my GitHub account where you can fork the
> repository for free and update "if needed". 

I don't see that Peter was suggesting that holding the abandonware from
Google Code Archives makes it maintained per se (because in the
archives, they cannot) - but there are two aspects of being maintained:
the upstream maintainer, and the FreeBSD port. Be sure not to talk past
each other.

I will suggest that the author's activity in the software's surroundings
(support mailing lists, web site, forums, ...) should also be considered.


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