|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
MIME::Lite 3.0 / MIME::Lite::Maintainedby demerphq (Chancellor)
|on Apr 24, 2003 at 10:46 UTC||Need Help??|
The reason I post this however is that it represents to a certain degree a hostile takeover or squatting or something. Its not my code, but I need it maintained. The author doesn't answer emails and even though his website http://www.zeegee.com is online he hasn't touched his CPAN stuff in almost two years. So after repeated attempts at contacting him, including a mail stating my intentions to take over maintenance I finally did it and uploaded the new version.
I also registered the namespace MIME::Lite::Maintained with an explanation of the events and uploaded it under that too. I clearly stated my reasons in the new documentation and I made it plain that if Eryq wanted to I would hand back to him without a word.
The question is did I do the right thing?
Even though the code is open-source (released under the Artistic license) I somehow feel like I've just broken into someones apartment. Not to steal the sterio mind you, but rather to fix a leaky pipe. :-)
But still, I wonder, and I hope I've done the right thing.
What guidance does the monastery have for my troubled conscience?
<Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...