Jeff Kreeftmeijer

Finally a way to mark your Github project as abandoned


tl;dr Check out 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 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.

If you want to help out, the project is on Github, so be sure to create an issue if you have a great idea or run into something weird.

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.