Hey all. Bit of a git-hub noob.
A few of us are taking over an open-source project and the original repo owner has gone MIA, and only one of us has has review/merge rights, so that person can’t do PRs – github won’t let you review your own pull.
So we are thinking the best thing to do is just clone and move th project to a new repo that one of us can control. Or would it be better to just fork it and go forward from that fork, without ever merging?
It’s open-source software with a fairly large user base and regular updates, so we’d like to keep it in place if possible. If we go forward with a new fork, or just copy it to a new repo, we also lose the issue history, which we’d like to keep. Any suggestions? Is there a standard practice for this kind of thing?