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17 Apr, 2015 02:50 PM

Gem author is inactive. Considering this is quite popular gem - ownership should be moved to community.

  1. 1 Posted by clouster on 17 Apr, 2015 02:57 PM

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  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 17 Apr, 2015 03:10 PM

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    We don't give up ownership on gems - it's up to the gem owner themselves. I've added [email blocked] to this thread. If they're not responding to email then there's not much we can do on our end. Gems are owned by their owners. We rarely (as in never) have forcibly given up ownership on a gem.

    If there's a community of people that are maintaining the gem and the owner is unresponsive, I'd suggest changing the name of the gem to one that you own.

  3. Nick Quaranto closed this discussion on 17 Apr, 2015 03:10 PM.

  4. Nick Quaranto re-opened this discussion on 17 Apr, 2015 03:11 PM

  5. 3 Posted by Mike Mackintosh on 17 Apr, 2015 03:52 PM

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    I am the co-maintainer of the gem in the github repository. Is it possible to give me write access to the

    All recent commits to the master branch have been made by me:

  6. Support Staff 4 Posted by André Medeiros on 17 Apr, 2015 03:56 PM

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    Mike, repo contributions and gem ownership are two distinct areas. We really can't (and won't) open a precedent for this.

    The standard approach, as Nick suggests, is to fork the repo and publish a gem under a new name. As a repo committer, I would suggest you to alter the README to point to the new location.

  7. 5 Posted by Marco Ceresa on 17 Apr, 2015 04:14 PM

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    I'll give Mike full access to the gem here on and any other place he'll request to.

  8. Support Staff 6 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 17 Apr, 2015 04:15 PM

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    Marco - that's perfect. Thank you!

  9. Nick Quaranto closed this discussion on 17 Apr, 2015 04:15 PM.

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