You can clone with
HTTPS or Subversion.
It would be great to have a shortcut to get the status of all distributions by a given author on http://deb.perl.it/debian/cpan-deb/ .
I'm sure authors would like to check the status of their modules. :-)
this sounds like integration with metacpan. Would be great to see also other operating systems then Debian based. For the indexer that won't be a big change to extract rpm instead of deb, but I'm missing some key knowledge about rpm repositories structure. (besides time that's never enough for hobby projects)
There are plenty of operating systems based on deb or rpm and in addition there are plenty of releases so the question if some distribution is packaged for this or that os is quite complex.
Anyway thanks and I'll keep it in mind for the project.