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  • According to Companies House (the keeper of records for UK companies), Fotango Limited is in liquidation. Strictly speaking the account is an asset of the company and you would need to contact the liquidator to get permission to re-assign it (unless the PAUSE T&Cs allow you to re-assign stale accounts) but the code has been released to the public domain (within the bounds of the perl licence) so adding a co-maintainer shouldn't be a problem.

    • Since PAUSE (and to a lesser extend CPAN) were created and being run by volunteers that provide a free service, I very much doubt that anybody has any legal handle on PAUSE accounts. The reason why us PAUSE admins are treading very carefully is because we're simply trying to "do the right thing" and accommodate everyone. That's not entirely unselfish: It would be a disaster if users (both owners of PAUSE accounts and "ordinary" CPAN users) lost trust in PAUSE and CPAN.

      In the end, I believe, it comes down to the discretion of Jarkko or Andreas.

      Of course, the copyright of the uploaded code is entirely unaffected. I believe that by knowingly uploading code to PAUSE, an author grants us the right to redistribute it. The one case where someone is able to force us to, for example, take down a module is if the uploader had no right to do so.

      IANAL, of course.