Re: help needed

Hi all,
I have the same feeling as Daniel since I read this post and realized the
pull requests have not been approved for 2 weeks.
I've submitted a pull request yesterday ( for a research project
in which we have quite pressing needs, i.e. to publish an ontology on the
Web and begin minting URIs.
We definitely cannot wait several days to begin using this kind of service.
What we need above all now is some visibility about what is going on, what
is the durability and reliability of this solution (which seems to be good
on paper but...).

Thanks for your help and advice.


2016-05-31 13:07 GMT+02:00 Daniel Garijo <>:

> Hi David, Melvin, all.
> Are there any news regarding this issue?
> I have noticed that the pull requests from the last 2 weeks haven't been
> merged. I have been using happily for the last months, but I
> cannot wait 10 days or more to get a w3id approved, specially when I want
> to create w3ids for materials to be published in papers (figures, datasets,
> etc.).
> There is a clear human bottleneck here, and I agree with David in that it
> should be a community effort. I offer my help to contribute to the repo by
> approving and helping people perform their redirections. My github user is
> dgarijo (
> Can we push this forward?
> Thanks,
> Daniel
> 2016-05-24 3:12 GMT+02:00 Melvin Carvalho <>:
>> On 18 May 2016 at 05:31, David I. Lehn <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Other people need to help out with
>>> I've been handling mostly all of the pull requests and other
>>> minor issues recently.  I'd like to put less time into this which
>>> means others will need to help.  It's not that much total time but it
>>> needs to be more than me doing it.  I don't have admin access to know
>>> who else has github access, so whoever you are, please step up.  If
>>> anyone else is interested, ask and I'm sure access can be arranged.
>>> There are a limited number of us with direct server access.  While
>>> we're using the current apache system, that probably isn't a big
>>> issue.  This is mostly about github requests.
>>> Here are the day to day tasks:
>>> - Handle requests in a timely manner if possible (email and PRs).
>>> - Sanity check requests.  Correct .htaccess rewrite rules can be
>>> challenging.
>>> - Help people write better rules if needed.
>>> - Ask for people with lots of work-in-progress commits in a PR to
>>> squash them into one commit.
>>> - Use your judgement that requests are useful (seem legit, not spam,
>>> not useless land grabs, etc).
>>> - Hit the merge button when everything is good.
>>> - Fix things that are broken.
>>> - Ask for others to help if you need it.
>>> A larger short term task is dealing with the rawgit and travis issue:
>>> And of course if anyone gets inspired, the project could always use
>>> better tooling and docs that might make all of the above less of an
>>> issue.
>> Unfortunately I dont have cycles free for this.
>> But an idea.  Could we set up a fund to incentivize people to help?  So
>> that a small payment is given to those that help out here, and also an
>> address people can donate.
>> It might also be a nice way to test the work that some of this is being
>> used for, and make things more sustainable ...
>>> Thanks.
>>> -dave

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