in reply to Howto abandon rights to a cpan module and stop getting bug reports for it?
I just installed Statistics::Sequences, and watching the install process I noticed that Math::Cephes is an abandoned module.
When the installation was finished, I went to investigate what was up with Math::Cephes. It was immediately obvious what happened, as I remember when Randy Kobes died I seen news about it. I knew his name as I normally use the CPAN interface at UWinnipeg.
I think it would be nice if someone could at least alter the POD for packages that Randy Kobe "abandoned", to mention that he is no longer with us.