I have a fork of a repo, and have been filing and closing issues on this fork. If original owner attempts to transfer the upstream repo to my account, this github help page, About repository transfers, suggests I cannot have a repo of the same name. I am trying to understand what is the best workflow for this transfer. Here is what I am conjecturing to do, and please comment if this is correct, or if there is a better workflow.
- I rename my repo from project to project-rename.
- Upstream owner initiates transfer. This will transfer issues and redirect forks.
- I use a third party application or anyways the Githup API to transfer issues from project-rename to project.