Is there any way for a developer to apply for adoption of an orphan module?

Some modules like the Views PHP module are still actively used by many sites, but there isn't any active maintainer on it.

I searched for Drupal orphan module adoption but saw no relevant result. Hence I'm asking for advice here.

  • I’m voting to close this question because questions explicitly asking to recommend, find or compare a module, theme, distribution, or other off-site resource are off-topic for Drupal Answers. Research and testing needs to be done before asking a question. Please describe the problem and what has been done so far to solve it.
    – leymannx
    Feb 8, 2021 at 20:19
  • The question is about documentation searching. I've Googled and search the website for proper instructions. Apparently I couldn't find it with the choice of keywords. Feb 9, 2021 at 3:55
  • Notice that saying the question is about documentation searching is saying the question is off-topic.
    – apaderno
    Feb 9, 2021 at 8:59
  • @kiamlaluno: "How to adopting an orphan module", although not coding related, is definately a "Drupal development/theming how-tos". So I believe it's very much on-topic. I wasn't asking for a "how to search for documentation", but I was asking for a specific piece of information I cannot find in documentation, not much different from other coding problems. It is a question that has a clear answer. I've shown my work. And the answer would be useful to other developers with similar problem. This is a perfectly legitimate question for this site. Feb 9, 2021 at 9:20
  • That is different from The question is about documentation searching which is essentially saying I am asking where to find the documentation I need, and it's not an on-topic request. I would avoid adding such sentences, or users could think the question is asking for something that is considered off-topic.
    – apaderno
    Feb 9, 2021 at 12:01

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There is a well-established process for this. As this process may change, it is best to refer to the official documentation to guide you. Please read Taking over unsupported (abandoned) projects

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