Requesting rights to unused gem, will actively develop and support it

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James Pinto

10 May, 2014 10:40 PM

I want my open source project to have an attractive name
because I have been working very hard to make it good for the community.

Time and again I see good people willing to give away unused names as that might help other future projects be more successful.
One good example of that in the Ruby community is Brett Weaver just last year who gave away five good names because it could favor other people's projects.
http://help.rubygems.org/discussions/questions/4615-removing-unused...

I have been a Ruby developer for the past four years, writing code for the past thirteen, currently listed among the top 200 contributors for Rails - code and documentation.

I want to help more.

Please let me have the gem 'Hello' because it has been inactive for 7 years,
and because I have a great authentication plugin ready for a first gem release.

I welcome you to check my demo right now,
it sends forgot-password emails and allows you to manage devices.
More features and documentation soon :)

Github: https://github.com/hi/hello
Demo: http://hello-gem.herokuapp.com/
Demo Screenshot: http://cl.ly/image/2f0s0f1d1b18

Sincerely,
James Pinto

  1. Support Staff 2 Posted by David Radcliffe on 11 May, 2014 04:14 AM

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    I've added Tim to this thread.

    Tim, would you be willing to give James access to the 'hello' gem name?

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