- Recently there were many tasks created on our Phabricator to archive unmaintained extensions. Those extensions have not been maintained for 5 years or more.
- And also we have lack of peoples for reviewing patches for extension's which have not deployed on Wikimedia or any other big wiki.
The potential solution is to create a new group on the Gerrit with +2 rights. This group will manage those extensions which have not been maintained by the owner in last 1 year or more (or, maybe 2+ years?). This will save the extension from becoming unmaintained. There are many users who have good knowledge and they review patches, like @Mainframe98 , @MGChecker, @D3r1ck01 , @SamanthaNguyen, and others.
Wikitech Announcement for Discussion- https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2018-July/090398.html