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Adoption of MIME::Base64

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Neil Bowers
September 9, 2020 22:00
Adoption of MIME::Base64
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Hi Sawyer,

I’m writing this as one of the PAUSE admins.

Gisle Aas has said that he will no longer be maintaining his CPAN distributions, and that he’s happy for responsible adoption to take place.

Chase Whitener has asked to adopt MIME::Base64[1], so he can merge some outstanding PRs[2] and release a new version. This is a dual life distribution, and is also far up the CPAN River — it has more than 15k dependent distributions. In situations like this the PAUSE admins will consult with the Pumpking and P5P — we should try to ensure that the best candidate takes on lynchpin modules.

From my perspective, Chase is a suitable CPAN author to take on such a module. He already maintains three distributions that have more than 1000 dependents, for example.

If you’re happy with this, I propose that GAAS’s first-come permissions are transferred to P5P, and Chase gets co-maint. If there are no disagreements by 2020-09-19, or clear agreement ahead of then, I’ll make the proposed changes.

What do you and P5P think?



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