tl;dr Check out stillmaintained.com to create some nice maintenance status pages for your Github projects.
Back when it was still nice and sunny outside, I wrote an article about abandoned open source projects, in which I proposed a way to mark Github projects as abandoned. There was some discussion and a feature request, but nobody seemed to have nice and clean enough solution that solved the problem.
I almost forgot about the whole thing, until I started getting a bunch of questions and pull requests for old projects again.
I decided to spend a Monday to build a simple application called stillmaintained.com that keeps a list of open source projects and makes it easy to give your own projects a state (maintained, looking for a new maintainer or abandoned). This way, each project gets a nice status page. Here’s Fuubar’s.
The current version isn’t much yet, but you can at least start adding your projects. There’s a lot of stuff to be done and a lot of ideas to consider (like doing something about that long projects page or adding an API), but hey, it’s a start.
Also, it would be awesome if you took a moment and added your projects to the list. It’ll only take you about a minute.
What do you think? Is this a way to help solve the abandoned project issue? Have any awesome ideas already? Be sure to let me know.