ballistics gem unmaintained

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Rick Hull

20 Feb, 2017 07:32 PM

Travis Staton is the named maintainer:

Email: [email blocked] (DEAD)

Ballistics homepage: (DEAD, 404)

Travis Staton github: (DEAD, 404) (DEAD)

Without speculating as to the fate of Travis Staton, his maintainership has zero viability. There has been no activity since 2013, and the only artifacts of his work are the code and docs uploaded to

Travis William Staton, 25, of Hendersonville died Sunday December 22, 2013 at Mission Hospital as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

Whether the late Travis Staton is the gem maintainer is purely speculative at this point. In any case, I am very interested in maintaining this gem and have been working in it here:

I am also considering just creating a new gem instead.

  1. 1 Posted by Rick Hull on 20 Feb, 2017 09:26 PM

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    I offer my sincere condolences to the late Travis Staton's family and friends.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by sonalkr132 on 26 Feb, 2017 06:16 AM

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    HI Rick,

    The current policy does not allow the admins to interfere with the ownership of gems or gem names unless they are proven to be actively harmful to users. I would recommend using a different name for your gem.
    We are working on coming up with a better solution for gem adoption.

  3. sonalkr132 closed this discussion on 26 Feb, 2017 06:16 AM.

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