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Steffen Mueller
August 1, 2020 17:43
Re: CPAN - rationalising indexing permissions on the B-Utilsdistribution
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Sure, as far as I'm concerned, knock yourself out!

On Sat 1 Aug 2020, 12:42 Neil Bowers, <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I’m one of the PAUSE admins, and I’m working through distributions that
> have split ownership, typically caused because releasers with co-maint
> added new packages, and in the past PAUSE would give them first-come on the
> new package. PAUSE now tries to ensure consistent permissions, so I’m
> working through the historical cases. B-Utils is one of them.
> A regular rogues gallery[*] of CPAN authors have released B-Utils over the
> years, not all of whom had or still have indexing permissions. And ABERGMAN
> has first-come on B::Utils itself, but doesn’t seem to have ever done a
> release. Here’s the permissions on the two packages:
>                   first-come  |  co-maints
>     B::Utils::OP   CLKAO      |        ETHER JJORE
> Who is the best person to take first-come on both packages? JJORE has done
> the most releases in the last 10 years, and ETHER has done the last 2.
> PAUSE’s principle is to honour the permissions on the lead module, so
> ABERGMAN also has a claim. Is he the shadowy power behind the releasers
> throne?
> Options:
>    1. Give ABERGMAN first-come on B::Utils::OP, and CLKAO will move to
>    co-maint
>    2. Give JJORE first-come on both, possibly dropping ABERGMAN entirely,
>    since honestly, what does he bring to the party?
>    3. Give ETHER first-come on both
> And SMUELLER did his releases in the mists of time, before CLKAO added
> B::Utils::OP, which is why he doesn’t have co-maint on that package. Shall
> I just drop your co-maint Steffen?
> Cheers,
> Neil
> [*] that is the collective noun, right?

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