KJN The freepan.org domain is no longer registered (2018-02-19). The FreePAN project appears to be no more.
FreePAN is Free Programming Archive Network. (See [1 ] )
This is a CPAN-like system that is being designed for multiple scripting languages. Currently only Ruby has been imported but the project intends to support Perl, Python, Ruby, Squeak and TclTk and no doubt every other language they can think of. The main site is http://freepan.org/ There is also a wiki at http://yaml.freepan.org/ and FreePAN mailing lists at http://lists.freepan.org/