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Still Maintained is closing down on August 1st, 2012

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Stillmaintained has been running since November 2010 and we're currently hosting more than 6700 project pages.

The problem we were trying to solve was to get more information about open source project maintenance statuses. We partially achieved this goal, since a lot of people created status pages for their projects. A problem we're facing now is that people don't come back to update their projects' statuses after it changed, resulting in information that's out of date, and that's even worse than no data at all.

Of course, this problem could be solved by keeping an eye on commit dates and such, but the project lost a lot of momentum over the last couple months. The amount of projects being registered and the amount of contributions by the community dropped drastically. Also, I'm currently too busy with other things to keep investing time in it.

So, we're closing down Stillmaintained on August 1st, 2012. Of course, the project will stay available on Github. Thanks to everybody for helping out, and Webbynode for sponsoring the project.

I guess the quest for a better way to keep an eye on open source maintenance status will have to continue. Starting something? I'd love to be involved in one way or another.

Thanks again,

Jeff

What about an image/api that grabs the most recent commit date of the hosting repository.
Still maintained will show only between specific ranges, number/age of open issues etc :)

It is a nice idea but it would have been superseded by inherently more informative things like the Travis CI 'build status' anyways.

superseeded == superseded ?

Could you please update the repository and website to reflect this? I was trying to figure out how to add a repo to Stillmaintained until I went searching Google for why it wasn't working and found this.

Yes, please add an info about the project status on http://stillmaintained.com/. I only found out that is not longer maintained via a google search, too.

#irony

Yep, same for me... @jeffkreeftmeijer please make it visible on the site that you no longer accept new projects.

And as of right now, the site seems to be broken and all the build status indicators are borked.

After closing the project down on August 1st, 2012, a couple of people contacted me to ask if they could take over the project. I started an issue to discuss this and maybe even get a team together to lead the project forward.

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