I do not care whether the originally author of a module feels like.
in reply to Re^8: Fixing broken CPAN modules without author cooperation (years)
in thread Fixing broken CPAN modules without author cooperation
But I do care about myself. I would never release an unauthorized version of a module under the same name. I don't find it not more than decent to use a different name. An author may be associated with a module. It may even bring him some benefits. Who am I to tarnish this, or piggyback on it.
It actually saddest me that there are people who think this ought to be normal.