Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Thu Jan 17 05:52:07 GMT 2013

Dear all,

I have to face reality. My current life with family, two small kids, a 
new appointment as professor for management (not CS :-)), and hunting 
for houses to buy does not leave me the time (or any time) to hack and 
maintain stuff.

Rather than letting offlineimap linger, I would prefer if someone would 
step in. I know that we currently have a shared maintainership 
structure, and I believe that is a good thing. But at least *I* can't 
take on a role that I can't fulfill. I have basically been ignoring 
offlineimap-related email for 6 months now and I don't see the situation 
changing anytime soon.

I don't have an email-related job at all (besides using it), so hunting 
down IMAP specs and extensions and debugging obscure server issues is 
not something that aligns naturally with my day job.

1) The remaining maintainer trio simply keeps up with maintainership. 
 From what I see they have not been overly active either, but I would be 
glad if that changes.
2) We find someone who is willing to step in and replaces my 
maintainership role. Anyone? Please 'CC me directly on replies, I will 
see the email earlier then.

I am sorry that it has taken so long for me to come to an obvious 
conclusion, but I had hope my spare time situation would change, but it 
did not.


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