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Discussion on: GitLab will be deleting dormant projects

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I think that's a really bad idea. There are a lot of projects that are historically relevant that don't need new issues, comments or commits -- look at the Github repos containing projects like Spacewar with source code dating back to 1962, or old versions of Unix tools, or the early K&R C compiler from over 40 years ago.

The motivation behind Gitlab's plan is understandable, but I don't like it. Code doesn't "expire" if you stop updating it.