April 2021 Archives

Kent Fredric's CPAN distributions are available for adoption

As most of you are probably aware, Kent Fredric sadly passed away earlier this year: notice from his family, on Facebook.

Kent was a prolific contributor to CPAN and Perl. He released more than 150 distributions of his own to CPAN, but also helped countless other authors and distributions, with bug reports, puil requests, and more.

When a CPAN author dies, their indexing permissions are dropped from PAUSE, and where they had the first-come permission, that will be passed to the pseudo-user ADOPTME. This flags the distribution as being available for adoption.

So as of now, all of Kent's distributions are available for adoption.

About Neil Bowers

user-pic Perl hacker since 1992.