I recognize you here and I respect you, but without this thread I might not have made the connection between ECARROLL and Evan Carroll. I would not have placed rcaputo at all. I know I'm poor at tracking attributions but I don't see how a name like POE<cpan:ecarroll> is more informative than POE_Fast or POE_Portable.
Yes, I am relatively unaffected by any current namespace disputes. I am further removed from CPAN than you. For a decade or more, I used Perl for small jobs and when I discovered CPAN, the task, as a rookie, of finding a module
to do some task lacked any immediate payback. It can be easier to build a wheel than to find one.
I am further removed from CPAN than you; I don't pretend to know the intent or workings of authorities. I seek education:
How do I as user determine which POE is the POE I've heard about?
Should I view the existence/publishing of both POE<cpan:rcaputo> and POE<cpan:ecarroll> as proof of some disagreement between the two authors?
If not, how do I know which is the ephemeral package?
If yes, how has the social problem been solved?
If these authorities are of equal status, how should I not view this as the demolition of namespaces on CPAN? Update: My use of namespace here is vague,
I really am referring to branding or product identification.
I do realize that more toolchain learning issues will deter people from contributing to CPAN. That is bad but does allow a smaller group the chance of greater cooperative action.