FAQ 7.10 How do I adopt or take over a module already on CPAN?

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    7.10: How do I adopt or take over a module already on CPAN?

    (contributed by brian d foy)

    The easiest way to take over a module is to have the current module
    maintainer either make you a co-maintainer or transfer the module to
    you.

    If you can't reach the author for some reason (e.g. email bounces), the
    PAUSE admins at can help. The PAUSE admins treat each
    case individually.

    * Get a login for the Perl Authors Upload Server (PAUSE) if you don't
    already have one: http://pause.perl.org

    * Write to explaining what you did to contact the
    current maintainer. The PAUSE admins will also try to reach the
    maintainer.

    * Post a public message in a heavily trafficked site announcing your
    intention to take over the module.

    * Wait a bit. The PAUSE admins don't want to act too quickly in case
    the current maintainer is on holiday. If there's no response to
    private communication or the public post, a PAUSE admin can transfer
    it to you.



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