I'm having the same issue. I have a bunch of updates for the Html Agility Pack. I've made many attempts to contact the coordinator over the last 2 months. I've emailed him on hotmail, here, his work and through facebook with no responses at all. I also have
not been able to contact the 1 developer listed on the project.
@potofcoffee: The best you can do without forking is what I did. Submit a patch, direct people to your patch with the changes. Update the tickets in question with the information so anyone coming from a search engine can find the code you've added. Do this
while waiting to get added to the project.
Personally I'd rather not fork this project if I didn't have to. There's no reason it couldn't continue on. The project while abandoned still has a good following, it has a good name and a good reputation. It's not a lovers quarrel that would cause it to
fork, only lack of communication.
If there is anyone that knows how to get in touch with coordinator ( a former MS employee) I'd love to just talk with him about my changes. It still is his baby, even if it is malnutritioned and neglected.
I do understand the issues on codeplex's side of just abritrarily adding people to a project without the coordinators consent. I do think there should be a good effort to contact persons responsible for the project and a review of the project's history before
anyone should be added. I have contributed the code almost as much as I possibly can without forking the project and I am willing to wait a bit longer before I make my final decision on forking.