[wp-hackers] Remove Plugin from wordpress.org?

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 21:04:55 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:00 PM, logikal16 <logikal16 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I know this has been discussed before, but is worth reiterating.
> Plugin authors should be able to remove their own plugins from the
> repository.
> The statement of "letting old plugins rot to preserve the open source
> model" is absurd. If authors want to hand their plugins off to someone
> else (or write an abandoned message), that's fine. If they want to
> remove the plugin from the repository, then nothing should prevent
> that from happening too.
> The open source model doesn't say anything about forcing code to exist
> in the repository forever. If someone finds the plugin's code and
> chooses to create an open-source forked version, then there's nothing
> stopping that from happening.
> The issue is there are many obsolete, redundant, sandbox (e.g. "Plugin
> Name"), and broken plugins clogging up the repo. They're still in the
> repo because the authors weren't able to remove them. Regardless of
> how optimistic you'd like to be, the fact is that many of these
> plugins will never find a new home -- or see another update.
> Please, do us all a favor and allow plugin authors to remove their own
> plugins.
> Matt

Fully agree!


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