FAQ 7.10 How do I adopt or take over a module already on CPAN?

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7.10: How do I adopt or take over a module already on CPAN?

    (contributed by brian d foy)

    The easiest way to take over a module is to have the current module
    maintainer either make you a co-maintainer or transfer the module to

    If you can't reach the author for some reason (e.g. email bounces), the
    PAUSE admins at modules@perl.org can help. The PAUSE admins treat each
    case individually.

    *   Get a login for the Perl Authors Upload Server (PAUSE) if you don't
        already have one: http://pause.perl.org

    *   Write to modules@perl.org explaining what you did to contact the
        current maintainer. The PAUSE admins will also try to reach the

    *   Post a public message in a heavily trafficked site announcing your
        intention to take over the module.

    *   Wait a bit. The PAUSE admins don't want to act too quickly in case
        the current maintainer is on holiday. If there's no response to
        private communication or the public post, a PAUSE admin can transfer
        it to you.


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