From time to time, there are cases where a plugin at moodle.org/plugins is not updated for a while and the existing maintainers can't be contacted - do not reply to messages and emails. It is unclear when HQ can feel authorized to change the plugin maintainer, that is how long do we have to wait for the maintainers' reply before considering them as disappeared (and the plugin as orphaned).
Based on my experience with these cases in the past, I am suggesting a policy that
- If the maintainer has not logged in to the moodle.org site for X days (something like 60 or 90 seems reasonable)
- and the maintainer does not reply to an email sent to their address in the user profile within a certain period (14 - 30 days?)
- and the maintainer does not reply to a personal message sent to them via moodle.org messaging features
- then we can consider them disappeared and the plugin orphaned and we are allowed to put the plugin up for adoption on behalf of the maintainer.
Feedback welcome, particularly on how long should we wait for the maintainer response. Thanks in advance.