Let's delete 10,000 files from CPAN
This week, let's delete 10,000 (decimal) files from CPAN. Thanks to Ricardo, we're almost a tenth of the way there.
We're a month into spring and some of the world just celebrated Earth Day, so it's time for the thousands of PAUSE authors to each delete one old distribution (which is three files in your CPAN author directory). Visit your delete files PAUSE page to "increase the Schwartz". You can even clean up your directory with WWW:::PAUSE::CleanUpHomeDir or with App::PAUSE::cleanup.
It's not quite enough for you as the PAUSE author to delete your files. We want to get the word out, so I'd like you to get one other PAUSE author to do the same. Use your social media networks, peer pressure, begging, or whatever your favorite method is, not because there's any danger of running out of space, but because it's fun to delete things and see them disappear.
This is also a good time to pass off modules you don't think you'll maintain anymore. You can use the virtual co-maintainers ADOPTME, HANDOFF, or NEEDHELP.
If you are feeling left out, you can take over or help with a module. Neil Bowers lists other virtual comaintainers that signal owner intent in Marking modules as 'available for adoption' and maintains the CPAN adoption list to help you find a project.
|brian d foy||80||4295|
|John SJ Anderson||300*||6774|