Barcode Scanner archived?

Ionic lists a barcode scanner plugin.

When I go to the underlying page on github, it says here that this plugin is archived.

Why???

This is a very important and popular plugin with many contributors. There is also no explanation at all why this has been archived.

it’s working… i don’t understand your issue…

I wanted to make a suggestion for improvement on github. Because the repo is archived, this is no longer possible.

If a plugin is no longer maintained, there is also a risk that it will not work properly in the future. Hence, I wonder why such a popular plugin is archived without any explanation.