Maintainer proposal (was: Future of OfflineIMAP)

John Goerzen jgoerzen at
Mon Nov 15 17:14:52 GMT 2010

On 11/12/2010 02:38 PM, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:
> I have this idea in mind since some times now. I'm proposing you to
> maintain the nice OfflineIMAP project.

I would like to say: WONDERFUL and THANK YOU!  (pardon the caps, but it 
really is good news)

> As for many of us, I don't have a lot of free time but enough to
> maintain this project, I think. Also and for the same reason, I'll need
> time to be really familiar with the code.
> You could find a fork at . So
> please, take this repository as upstream.


It would probably be a good idea to make a new release, containing your 
new contact information, etc.

If you enable the wiki, I will be happy to help you load up the current 
wiki content from my jgoerzen account into your new wiki.  Github now 
exposes the wikis with git, so that will be pretty easy.

I'll also be happy to update my wiki to point to your site.

Once you've made a release or two, I could make those into HTTP 
permanent redirects even.  (You'll have to excuse my excessive caution 
on that point; I've had one or two people in the past volunteer to 
maintain it, but then disappear.)

Philippe, I'm pretty happy to cast my (same as anyone else's) vote in 
favor of Nicolas right now.  Partially because there is nobody else on 
the ballot, of course, and partially because I have OfflineIMAP-related 
mail from Nicolas in my archives dating back about 1.5 years, so I think 
he's got an interest in sticking with it.

Thanks again, Nicolas.  I am very pleased to see this project find a new 

-- John

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