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Obtaining ownership of an abandon gem: 'freight'

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24 Sep, 2019 11:51 PM

Hey All,

  I am new to this group...hello! My name is Eric Wanchic and I've been looking for a base name to start a new gem package. I think I found it with 'freight'.

I feel that this has been severely abandoned, and this gem had no real purpose to begin with.

 * It's currently at version 0.0.0.
 * There have been zero changes.
 * Downloading the gem gives you an empty file, freight.rb. No class description or anything, just blank.
 * It has been like this for over 6 years (Established 12/12/12).

It's currently owned by a Tim Cull. I sent him an email last week with no reply ([email blocked]). I called him today and left a message. I have a feeling he has moved on to greener pastures, and probably doesn't care to go through the steps need to properly transition the gem name.

Is there anyway I can obtain ownership of this gem? my account name is 'wanchic', ([email blocked])

Thank you for any and all help.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by sonalkr132 on 06 Nov, 2019 05:38 AM

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    Hi ewanchic,

    Sorry about delay in our response.
    We don't remove gems unless they are actively malicious. Empty gem or unresponsive owner is not a criterion for removal at the moment. Check this for my attempt of addressing this.
    Please consider using a different name for your gem.

  2. 2 Posted by wanchic on 11 Nov, 2019 05:28 AM

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    Hey sonalkr132

    Tim actually responded to me on October 9th, stating "You betcha." Here is a screenshot I took:

    I also responded with instructions:

    However, he never responded. I called Tim again On Oct 30th, and left another message. I even presented the option of financial compensation, but I have not heard back from him.

    So, I did get his ok, and it appears he is very busy and this is a low priority for him.

    I have an entire naming convention based around the use of the word 'freight'. I've spent a few years coming up with other names that already been taken.

    There has to be another way?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by sonalkr132 on 28 Nov, 2019 03:42 PM

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    Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. I have added you as an owner of freight.

  4. sonalkr132 closed this discussion on 28 Nov, 2019 03:42 PM.

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