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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If you don't like Gravatars or CPAN Search, you don't have to participate. But, not only that, you can write your own. OF course, when you start that, you'll realize why the guy is asking for $10. Also, if Graham wants to spend his time doing other things and doesn't want to make his site open source, who cares? It's his project and he can do whatever he likes with it. You can start you're own project that meets your own non-technical. sociological, and political goals and do whatever you like with it.

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    • I agree with much of what you said, but I think one of Earle's points you didn't address is:

      Before we start adding new stuff, can't we get our own house in order first?

      • cpanratings.perl.org → ratings.cpan.org
      • cpanforum.com → forum.cpan.org
      • annocpan.org → annotate.cpan.org

      This didn't really have to do with gravatars, but I think it would help show the cohesiveness of the Perl community to outsiders if it did happen. Why wouldn't the community want that?

      I understand that it would create work for Graham to change the links from cpanforum and annocpan to forum.cpan.org and annotate.cpan.org. Maybe he doesn't want to do it and that's fine. But I think Earle was just bringing up the idea for others (including Graham, Gabor, and Ivan) to mull over. I don't think this point fits in to the whole "I should get stuff for free" whining that you think his other parts exude. It seems like a good suggestion to me.

      • I agree with the site naming part.

        It would also be a good idea to put links to the various sites on the front page of cpan.org, because people will go there looking for various sites.
      • I like that projects have their own domains. I like to think that there are a lot of different people out there interested enough in Perl to do these cool things, rather than some big organization doing it. I like decentralization :)

        As for links on www.cpan.org, that would be nice, but no normal people really cares what's in the HREF. All the links are in CPAN Search right with the module page :)