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Re: MJD modules are orhapns; please adopt them

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Karen Etheridge
February 23, 2018 18:54
Re: MJD modules are orhapns; please adopt them
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Please, please be careful who you transfer permissions to -- "any
interested person" leaves open the possibility that someone meaning well
could take over who is not sufficiently qualified to maintain modules of
such importance to the Perl ecosystem.

If you wish to give up first-come permissions entirely, I would suggest
giving first-come to one of the PAUSE admins or the pumpking, who can
suitably vet any successors.

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 5:46 AM, Mark Jason Dominus <> wrote:

> I have some modules in core (Memoize, Tie::File) and others that are
> not but that are more or less widely used (Text::Template, maybe some
> others).  I have not been maintaining these and I am not likely to in
> the future.
> I hereby abandon them; they are now orphaned, and free for adoption by
> any interested person.  If nobody steps up, perhaps some kind person
> would at least update the manuals to say “this module is
> unmaintained”.
> Feel free to send technical questions to me at  (Feel
> free to send policy questions also, but the answer to those is likely
> to be "Sure, do whatever you like", so I suggest you just go ahead
> with whatever you had planned.)  Please do not reply to me here, as I
> do not read this list regularly.
> Thanks in advance.  Share and enjoy!

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