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Re^4: Howto abandon rights to a cpan module and stop getting bug reports for it? (There's the easy way or ...)

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Apr 08, 2012 at 11:17 UTC ( #963993=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Howto abandon rights to a cpan module and stop getting bug reports for it? (time-outs)
in thread Howto abandon rights to a cpan module and stop getting bug reports for it?

It'd be even better if CPAN even allowed a "default trust" model ...

I suspect that that would require long and wide-ranging discussions amongst CPAN authors; would probably require the implementation and validation of various checks and balances; and could conceivably have knock-on affects upon corporate views and policies with regard to CPAN. Five years from now you might finally reach a majority consensus, and all that would be left to do is argue about who is going to implement it; and who is going to fund that implementation.

On the other hand, the timeouts could probably be implemented by one person over a weekend and -- as it only requires authors to log in once every six months; or respond to an email once every six months -- should be sufficiently uncontroversial that it wouldn't raise objections.


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Re^5: Howto abandon rights to a cpan module and stop getting bug reports for it? (There's the easy way or ...)
by tye (Cardinal) on Apr 08, 2012 at 16:13 UTC

    The time-outs are the way to allow the "default trust" model. So I'm not sure what you were imagining in the nightmare scenario.

    - tye        

      The time-outs are the way to allow the "default trust" model.

      Hm. Not sure how. What I envisaged doesn't allow anyone except the author to do anything until 7 months after the author last did something.

      I don't see how that would encourage collaboration, but maybe I misunderstood you.

      the nightmare scenario.

      Your words; not mine.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      The start of some sanity?

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