If I suddenly die, my small open source project will survive (after all, the source code is open), but it can be hurt quite badly: The project's web domain is owned by me and it could become cybersquatted.
We are just a bunch of individuals who have never met. There is no overall organization/foundation. Patches get submitted by companies and individuals who have their own agenda that might or might not include openness.
- Is there a commonly established practice to handle this?
- For instance, is there a kind of open source foundation that would accept to handle domain ownership/fallback in some way? In normal times it would do nothing, but when I die it would identify the core developers, contact them and established a transfer strategy.