[Vienna-pm] Fwd: Vienna.pm funding for Rakudo activities...?

Thomas Klausner domm at cpan.org
Wed May 27 12:34:13 PDT 2009


Hier hat sich wieder eine potentielle Zielperson fuer YAPC-Geld 
gemeldet. Sicher sehr kompetent und gut angelegtes Geld, IMO.

Ich persoenlich wuerde aber auch gerne einen Teil unseres Geldes fuer 
Perl 5 ausgeben, aber soweit ich das ueberblicke, geht sich eh beides 
aus (wenn wir ueberhaupt jemanden finden, der Perl 5 Zeugs machen 

Ich wuerd mal vorschlagen, wir diskutieren das Proposal ein bischen (zB 
bis Dienstag abend = SocialMeet), und stimmen dann drüber ab.

----- Forwarded message from "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com> -----

From: "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com>
Subject: Vienna.pm funding for Rakudo activities...?
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 13:44:29 -0500
To: domm at cpan.org

I saw from Nicholas Clark's use.perl.org posting that Vienna.pm
has some money to give away for Perl development [1], and Jonathan
Worthing suggested I contact you about it.  I'd like to see if
I could set up a sponsorship arrangment similar or identical to
what the one that Vienna.pm has been doing with Jonathan for
working on Rakudo Perl 6.

  [1]  http://use.perl.org/~nicholas/journal/39030

Currently I'm being funded through the Ian Hague grant for some 
of my Rakudo Perl work, but that grant is really focused
on building large-scale components needed for Perl 6 development
(such as the parser and regex/grammar engine, which are multi-week
tasks).  As the Rakudo Perl 6 pumpking, I find myself doing lots of 
smaller 1-or-2-day tasks that are high profile and critical for
Rakudo development, but for which it's difficult to obtain any 
sort of funding or support.

For example, a couple of weeks ago I added operator overloading
to Rakudo Perl.  Last week I added the qx{} quoting operator
(as well as making the release), and this week I'm working on
a number of performance enhancements, getting symbol import/export
to work properly, and making better arrangements for Rakudo to
communicate and use code from other Parrot libraries.

I'm thinking we could perhaps do an arrangement almost identical
to what Jonathan is doing -- I dedicate a day a week to Rakudo
Perl development under the auspices of Vienna.pm sponsorship,
and at the end of the day write a summary blog posting of whatever
work was done, giving Vienna.pm credit for supporting the work.

Would Vienna.pm be interested in this, and if so, how do we get
started?  Or if there's someone else I should contact, who would
it be?

Thanks for reading and your kind consideration,

Patrick R. Michaud, Ph.D.
Rakudo Perl 6 lead developer

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