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  • by essuu (3384) on 2009.08.19 6:55 (#70169) Journal

    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