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Re^6: Fixing broken CPAN modules without author cooperation
in thread Fixing broken CPAN modules without author cooperation
No, maybe it sounded that way but it is not what I had in mind.
What I am trying to say is that before releasing an unauthorized version, he should tell me because I am going to give him access to my git repository and comaintainer status on PAUSE and also give advice and check his changes (nicely) to ensure that he is solving the problem in the right way. He can then release the new version as an official one, and for there choose to keep maintaining the module or completely forget about it.
What I mean is that by contacting me first, we will end with a better official module release everybody can use and also probably solving his own issue in a better way, everybody wins. Compare that with the mess created by unauthorized releases.