GitLib destroys all credibility with open source maintainers worldwide in one fell swoop:
@ted code search *is* a hard problem, true, and doesn't get easier when there's lots of stuff. ;)
but sometimes... the 10-year old abandoned project is *exactly what I need* to solve my problem, either reviving it or learning from it.
my professional experience as an open source software developer really makes me shy away from the idea of making search easier by simply deleting things permanently ;_;
@brion sure, that does happen.
I have to wonder the number of cases of it being successful vs. the number of times that people take on an unmaintained security vulnerability though.
Not a clear answer either way. But I think things need to get off the "easy to use" list somehow. Where you have to revive it and realize you're agreeing to maintain it to bring it back as a dependency.
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