I wrote and have been maintaining the Archive::Zip module.

However, I no longer am able to continue maintaining it and am looking for a qualified person to hand its maintenance over to.

This module is being used to process millions (billions?) of email messages per day, as it is used by the Amavis and MailScanner projects to scan zip attachments. It is also being used in a number of other mission-critical applications.

There is from time to time some time pressure on the maintenance of A::Z, because every time a new virus or email worm finds a new way to construct a bogus zip file or damage an existing one the mail scanner people send email asking for mods to A::Z so that they can still scan the affected zips.

I no longer use Perl for anything longer than 1-liners, having moved on to other languages. I'm one of the leaders of the Squeak (Smalltalk) project, and I also find that Ruby feels better to me now than Perl does. As a result, my knowledge of Perl has faded from disuse.

Additionally, I just don't have the time to do a good job of maintaining the module, having taken on far too many commitments.

tye was kind enough to pick up Algorithm::Diff for me.

Is there someone who might be capable of and willing to pick up Archive::Zip as well?

If you're interested, please contact me via email at ned -at-


Ned Konz