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Olaf Alders
November 10, 2011 17:48
Re: The module authors pledge
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On 2011-11-10, at 5:36 AM, Neil Bowers wrote:

> Shmuel wrote:
>> I am against the 'if I die' part. As we are all communication over the net, it is very difficult to know why a person have stopped responding. 
>> And it make the statement a bit scary.
> And Raphael wrote:
>> The real problem with 'if I die' is that there is no way of knowing: the
>> only indication one gets is that mail is not being answered, this clause
>> is therefore pointless.
> Having had to deal with this issue for a friend, I'm going to try and put in place mechanisms
> so that when my time comes, notifications for stuff like this will happen.

It's not something I had even considered until I happened to take over maintenance of a module whose original author had passed away.  So, I can see how it is useful and I would have no issues with including this in my pledge.

Olaf Alders

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