[wp-hackers] Access to update plugin & giving credit to original author

Josh Eaton jage32 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 14:27:20 UTC 2011

On Sep 24, 2011, at 7:00 AM, wp-hackers-request at lists.automattic.com wrote:

I would like to see some method via the repo admin interface where a plugin
> author could relinquish control of a plugin. Then it could be listed
> somewhere within wordpress.org so that others can 'take over' support or
> add enhancements.

This is a great idea. It is still dependent on the author relinquishing
control, which may still be an issue if they already aren't responding.

Even if there is some period of time after which, if a plugin hasn't had
it's "Tested up to" version updated, it falls into this "abandoned" category
and other devs with more time on their hands can be added as contributors.
The original author remains as a contributor if they would like to pick it
back up again.

This could help with all the noise in the plugin repository itself, where
new plugins won't need to be created to replace older ones, but can be taken
in by the community and updated.


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