2017.11.22 19:43 "Re: [Tiff] Code hosting -- was: Write a tif with JPG compression", by Roger Leigh
On 22/11/17 18:51, Kemp Watson wrote:
> GitHub/libtiff and Bitbucket/libtiff are both held by one
> “Antony/Antonis Georgiades”, a student. Maybe a nice email or donation > would assist?
On 22/11/17 18:49, Larry Gritz wrote:
>> On Nov 22, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Kemp Watson <email@example.com
>> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> GitHub/libtiff is taken
Ick, That sure is unfortunate.
I see that the account has almost no activity whatsoever -- one recent but completely empty repo, and a second that hasn't been touched for 4 years and doesn't have a single star or fork. Has anybody contacted the
> holder of github.com/libtiff <http://github.com/libtiff> to see if
they'd be willing to give/sell the account?
I tried while back when this was last discussed; I certainly looked at how to contact them, but I didn't get a reply. However, I can't actually find a record of the message I sent, so I can't be 100% sure I sent one. My memory is a bit fuzzy after a few months doing other stuff!
Looking at their repo https://github.com/libtiff/AndroidCalculator.git there's an email address Antony - LibTiff <bboyjcm at hotmail.com>.
Looking at their "Screw IT" employer, I found https://www.facebook.com/Screw-IT-419099591497953/ which appears to be them as well. As is the website libtiff.eu5.net. However, I don't do facebook. But that might be one way to contact them for anyone with an account. The website also lists twitter and other such things, but I don't use any of these things either.
I've asked about claiming an "unused" github account before, and it could well be that there's a lot of hidden usage in private repos which you can't see. But if anyone else wanted to attempt to contact them, you might have better luck than me.