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Re: Re^3: RFC: New rootlevel CPAN namespace: XHTML (mean)

by Rich36 (Chaplain)
on May 08, 2003 at 16:47 UTC ( #256597=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: RFC: New rootlevel CPAN namespace: XHTML (mean)
in thread RFC: New rootlevel CPAN namespace: XHTML

Is there a standard way to request that someone contribute to a module? It would be nice to have something on CPAN like the "Project Help Wanted" link that's on SourceForge.net where people could view postings about people who need assistance in developing or maintaining a module. I've always wanted to contribute something to CPAN, but have had a hard time coming up with anything that's not already there. Helping with maintenance or a rewrite would be a great option.


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Re: Re: Re^3: RFC: New rootlevel CPAN namespace: XHTML (mean)
by Anonymous Monk on May 09, 2003 at 08:02 UTC

    Repeat after me: "You don't need permission"

    If you want to help out, do the following:

    • Download modules that you find interesting.
    • Review their source.
    • If you find any problems or think of new features, contact the author (preferably with some code).
    • Give the author adequate time to respond, and email again in a week or so if they haven't responded yet. Do a little asking around in case they're on vacation or something.
    • If they still haven't responded release the code on your own.

    Don't worry too much about stepping on toes. Any good open source author will take the time to maintain his or her work or pass control on.

    Thanks for contributing :)

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