January 2011 Archives

Which CPAN Author Fields Should be Searchable?

Right now, if you get yourself a copy of CPAN (or check out a mirror) you won't find a lot of information about CPAN authors. You'll find name, email, PAUSEID and, in some cases, an URL. It's good, but it's not really comprehensive. It doesn't tell you how to find an author on Twitter, Github, Stackoverflow etc. Sure, you can find that stuff out with some research, but how hard should you really have to work for this information?

As part of the MetaCPAN project, we're trying to aggregate more information about CPAN authors. Sin…

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