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Re: The CPAN Covenant

Jerome Quelin
November 21, 2011 02:15
Re: The CPAN Covenant
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On 11/11/20 17:00 +0100, Steffen Mueller wrote:
> >In the discussion on module-authors, and talking to people at the London
> >Perl Workshop (LPW): about 60% thought it was a good idea, 20% a bad idea, and
> >20% indifferent. Most of the 'bad' being "it works that way already".
> Sadly, it does only because we work hard. If CPAN authors were
> proactive by explicitly endorsing the above, our task would be a lot
> easier.

i was on the side of "it works that way already", but now that pause
admins weight in and say that this would help them, i'm ready to help
them help us. (and i'm taking this opportunity to thank the pause admins
for their work)

> >There are at least three ways this could be provided:
> >
> >     (a) a file included in the distribution. Eg Covenant.txt
> >     (b) text in the README
> META.yml/json!

META.yml/json would be well suited for that.
otherwise, whatever filename you want as long as it's ALL_CAPS, since
those have the meaning of meta files.

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