Adriaan de Groot has posted
a message from Armijn Hemel on his blog about considering what might happen to your free software (or other) project after you are gone. It's "a post that can easily ruin your mood
", but one worth thinking about. "The common theme is that these people were very passionate about what they did. They truly loved their work and it work was appreciated by many. But when fate struck it turned out that they had not taken care of what would happen after they would pass away. I am very sure that they didn't expect this to happen so soon, or never realized that this could be an issue. But in the digital world, with lapsing domain name registrations, databases and webspace being deleted because of unpaid bills, offline development trees and uninformed heirs this is becoming more and more of a risk.
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