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November 10, 2011 02:17
Re: The module authors pledge
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> Datum: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 16:22:02 +0000
> Von: Neil Bowers <>
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> Betreff: The module authors pledge

> One of the problems I see with CPAN is that there are many modules
> which have been left unattended. Many of these have outstanding bugs,
> and a good number have patches and forked versions, some of which you can
> find on RT. You'll also find people offering to take over the
> maintainership


Well, there is a good reason with forking modules.
When you push the original author a bit, you can get
an ignorant response [1] Maybe the namespace is so precious
even if the author lost interest.

Or you get no reponse and just want a fixed version anyway.

CPAN: The re-invented and forked Perl wheels repository.

[1]After getting no reponse for a year I spammed the guy on twitter and he replied back:
[2] Will fork it when I have the time for testing it a bit, dodn't bother replying to the ticket and just renamed the repo:

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