Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate anyone seen Hans Jeuken?

As I can see that Hans Jeuken has not touched his modules for a while and [dist://Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate] has a few issues - most notably that it needs a small patch to work at all - I'd like to take over maintaining that module.

I sent him a mail over 2 weeks ago with no response. If you know him, could you please contact him so I can get his blessing?