I was on the nexus this evening, planning for a new play through of FNV and came across some very old mods. Looking through the descriptions I got very curious to try them out, on my current character. Unfortunately, the mod hadn't been updated is quite some time and currently wasn't compatible with some of the newer, popular mods.
Reading through the forum posts, a lot of people wanted an update to this mod, or permissions to make an update themselves. Which got me thinking about archived mods, and their "statue of limitation" for lack of a better phrase.
In a hypothetical situation, you are the author of a mod but have not updated, looked at or even thought about it in quite some time (say 2+ years). Many people have reached out requesting your permission to update, add-on or use the basis of this mod; however, you've not responded to these messages. Is there ever a "tipping point" in your mind, when responsibility/ownership should transfer from you to another individual? Or does ownership solely remain with you as its original author, even if left to stagnate in the nexus/vgu/etc.?
I wanted to pose this hypothetical situation to the many mod contributors/authors here, as I'm curious if there are any differences in opinions. Speak soon