Issue #620 - 2023-06-12 - Abandoned modules?

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Hi there

Mohammad asked me to the edition this week as well, so now you are stuck with me. Again :)

Last week I wrote about my offer to companies to help with the maintenance of open source Perl (and Python) libraries they rely on. One of the responses I got was from someone who wanted to help with abandoned modules in his free time. He asked me which modules are abandoned?

The PAUSE operating model mentions 3 special owners that can help identify modules that are up for adoption or otherwise need help. You can see the lists here: ADOPTME, HANDOFF, and NEEDHELP.

More details can be seen on the CPANMeta site: for example for the modules owned by ADOPTME

Another type of listing can be found on Meta::CPAN. e.g. the permissions of HANDOFF.

Finally, I've also started to create similar listings with a different view on modules that are up for adoption.

So if you have free time and would be interested to contribute to the Perl community, one way would be to pick up a module and start maintaining it. If you need help with that, let me know and I'll try to point you to the channels where you can get help.


On a more personal note, I just finished watching the mini-series A Small Light. It made me really sad and at the same time furious with all the self-declared 'humanitarians' who try to paint Israel as being similar to Nazi Germany. It is especially disgusting, and even frightening, when celebrities do it and tens of thousands of people celebrate them.


Anyway, enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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