NPM now marks packages as abandoned after 24h since the last commit
As a result, the authors of popular libraries and frameworks receive an additional incentive to work hard and maintain a full, deep-green graph of activity at Github.
"I see this package updated a 29 days ago and I can't help but wonder: is the author dead or just doesn't give a shit?" says Mofasa Andy Brekafinggs, one of the supporters of the new set of rules.
"It's not like you're commuting to work or flying anywhere," says Mofasa. "With all this time on your hands nowadays you might as well update the stuff you've written. Thousands of corporations depend on your discipline!"