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A Web Service for the CPAN

MetaCPAN aims to provide a free, open web service which provides metadata for CPAN modules.

REST API

MetaCPAN is based on ElasticSearch, so it provides a RESTful interface as well as the option to create complex queries. The wiki provides a good starting point for REST access to MetaCPAN.

Expanding Your Author Info

MetaCPAN allows authors to add custom metadata about themselves to the index. Log in to MetaCPAN to add more information about yourself.

Installing Your Own MetaCPAN:

See the installation page in the wiki to start playing with your own MetaCPAN installation.

Contributing:

If you'd like to get involved, find us at #metacpan or irc.perl.org or join our mailing list (see below) and let us know what you'd like to start working on.

IRC

You can find us at #metacpan on irc.perl.org

IRC logs can be found here: http://irclog.perlgeek.de/metacpan/today (Thanks to Moritz Lenz for making this service available)

Mailing List

Our mailing list is open to all: http://groups.google.com/group/cpan-api

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