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It seems no one reads email list, bugs and the last commit was in 2015. At the same time, the project is heavily used.

What would be the appropriate action to find new company to maintain the project?

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    Are you asking how you can maintain it yourself, or how you can find someone else to do the work of maintaining it for free?
    – MadHatter
    Nov 27 '19 at 12:36
  • As I said, the project is heavily used, so I think companies that relate them most should put some employees on it. Nov 27 '19 at 13:45
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    If they thought there was a business reason to do that, they would likely already have done so. Businesses don't, generally, feel gratitude, so expecting them to act against their own interest out of gratitude is likely to fail. OpenPGP, which is used by nearly everyone (though many of them don't know it) so failed to get funding that the project lead had to threaten to quit before any real support was offered.
    – MadHatter
    Nov 27 '19 at 13:54
  • The project I meant is OpenDKIM. It has been used by Postfix to sign electronic mails and it is a suggested by the biggest email receiver, Google, to sign emails with dkim: support.google.com/mail/answer/81126?hl=en But the sole maintainer of the project doesn't have time for it any more (or whatever reason). I think Google shall take over project maintenance to increase quality of Gmail product. Or some foundation... Nov 27 '19 at 14:32
  • It's difficult coming to someone and telling him/her/it to do whatever when there is nothing you (can) offer. Try asking them whether they actually do have a private(?) repo with additional commits of it which they might care to share. Don't expect a reply, though Nov 29 '19 at 12:25

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