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Re: The CPAN Covenant

David Cantrell
November 29, 2011 05:19
Re: The CPAN Covenant
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On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 07:20:22AM -0500, Lincoln A Baxter wrote:

> Or, here is another idea (which I have not seen broached), that could be
> completely automated fairly easily:  Mark those modules as unsupported
> and open to co-maintainer assignment

This already exists.  Go to:

and select "Give up primary maintainership status without transfering it".

>                                                    This could be used to
> grease the assignment of co-maintainer status, and in CPAN search
> filters.

AFAIK all the various CPAN searchy things base their results on:
  * POD text;
  * the index files generated by PAUSE

I don't think that there is any public index of which distributions or
modules have been put "up for grabs" by their maintainers - or indeed
any public index at all of who is a maint or co-maint on stuff.

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