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  • This would likely mean a lot of work for the maintainers to ensure that a module only went into the SDKs for which is applicable, but I think that could be automated once they got the hang of it

    As you say, this is a lot of work.

    I heard companies complaining about how not having this cost them a lot of money. But I don't see any of them lifting a finger to try to help solve it. If this truely is their itch, why are they not helping scratch it?

    (Yes, I am angry about companies that are effectively all take and no give. Their problems are genuine. But their intended solution seems to be moan, and hope that someone else volunteers to do their work for them. Given that they are commerical organisations, and the solution they seem to assign to this problem is "volunteer can fix this for us", their actions send strong signals that the cost of this problem to them is really sweet fanny adams, rather than way big. Where's their JFDI?)

    • Translating this to positive action points - if anyone reading this does want it, but doesn't have (free) time, can you make a business case to your employer to work on sorting out the problem as part of your job?

    • I think perhaps the problem isn't as obvious to commercial organisations. Their developers learn how to make the fixes themselves rather than have a standard install they can upgrade. They don't escalate the problem.

      It's been a problem for me, as I want to do reliable cpan-testing, and unfortunately there are a growing number of distributions relying on specific versions of core modules.

      I do think this would be a nice task for someone new to an organisation, where by they can learn about core modules, dep