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 (e-mail address removed) 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 (e-mail address removed) 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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