A topic that was discussed at this year’s Chef Community Summit was
the occurrence/problem of orphaned cookbooks.
In the past, the topic of namespacing the community site was
discussed, and I thought it might be prudent to determine the scope of
I am trying to aggregate a list of cookbooks that you believe to be
abandoned/orphaned, and are effectively “squatting” on a cookbook name
that you think is either a “bad” cookbook that is not being
maintained, and that you may have sent patches to or tried to
communicate with the maintainer unsuccessfully.
Here’s an example I have:
scout_agent 0 - I’ve tried to communicate with the maintainer
unsuccessfully, and I’m committed to maintaining this cookbook.
So feel free to respond, either publicly or privately, and I will
collect whatever results I get for the next couple of weeks.
This information may inform future proposals in regards to community
maintenance of cookbooks, but the effort won’t be made unless the
problem can be proven.
Thanks for your time, and hope that your 2013 has started out well!