[Dbix-class] DBIC Governance: Permissions transfers

David Golden xdg at xdg.me
Sun Dec 11 12:28:17 GMT 2016

[bcc: modules at perl.org]

It turns out the history of DBIC permissions is rather complicated, so it
took me a while to determine what I think were the correct transfers.  This
email is a summary of changes made.

1. Permissions changed to match the DBIC governance document (i.e. primary
to FREW, co-maint to ILMARI, JROBINSON, and MSTROUT)

* The 87 namespaces indexed to the current DBIC release in the CPAN
02packages file
* The following list of packages found in the CPAN 06perms permissions file
for which RIBASUSHI was primary ("f") and MSTROUT was comaint ("c") AND
which were also found as "hidden" packages in the DBIC repository:


* DBIx::Class::Storage::DBI::Replication, which had the same permissions
pattern as "hidden" modules, is not currently indexed on CPAN, and appears
in the git history of the repo

Note there are a number of old DBIC distributions listed in 02packages with
namespaces that are not included in the current DBIC distribution.  These
should probably be deleted from CPAN.

2. Primary permission transferred to MSTROUT

The 06perms file listed DBIx::Class::Cursor::Cached as having RIBASUSHI as
primary and MSTROUT as co-maintainer.  This appears to have been a mistake
in the original permissions transfer, as it is not a part of DBIC itself,
had the first release by MSTROUT, was never released by RIBASUSHI and
appears most recently developed by neither.  As this module is not governed
by the DBIC governance agreement, I decided to only transfer primary
permissions back to MSTROUT and leave RIBASUSHI as comaintainer and the
people involved in that module can sort it out further on their own.

3. Permissions left alone

There were a number of modules that had RIBASUSHI as primary and MSTROUT
(and others DBIC comaints) as co-maintainers despite appearing to be
authored outside DBIC itself:


As the original authors' intent in transferring permissions to the DBIC
maintainers is unclear, and since these are not covered by the governance
document, no permissions changes were made.


Having discharged this final responsibility in my role in the DBIC dispute,
I declare the matter resolved as far as PAUSE administration is concerned.

Further issues should be resolved within the governance framework

I will be shortly unsubscribing from the DBIC mailing list.  Further
inquiries or concerns should be brought to my attention on the
modules at perl.org mailing list.

David Golden

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