My first public, non-CPAN Perl release
I've been contemplating to do something like this for a while, but have only gotten around to it today. Here it is: SHARYANTO-Shortcuts-0.01.tar.gz. So far it's only hosted on github: http://github.com/sharyanto/releases-perl-steven (BTW, I also archive my CPAN releases there: http://github.com/sharyanto/releases-perl-cpan). The release is just a distribution that contains shortcut modules like DD (shortcut for Data::Dump), DDC (Data::Dump::Color), etc. The dist is not put on CPAN for obvious reason: the modules will terribly pollute the top-level namespaces.
With the current toolchain we have in Perl today, deploying non-CPAN modules should be easy enough.
My point for this post is that I think there exists a niche market for a platform that hosts non-CPAN releases but reuse the CPAN tools/architecture. Either private/commercial modules (the so-called DarkPAN), personal forks (e.g. I can have my own JSON::XS, there can be multiple modules with the same name from different author like on github), or things like what I published today (modules that do not comply with CPAN naming rules/convention).