[Melbourne-pm] PerlNet: Australian Perl Portal Opens

Paul Fenwick pjf at perltraining.com.au
Mon Jan 9 16:51:50 PST 2006

G'day Melbourne.PM,

As some of you may be aware, PerlNet, the Australian Perl Portal, has been in
incubation for almost a year.  However the time has finally come to bring it out
into the light.  Melbourne.PM already has a page at
http://perl.net.au/wiki/Melbourne_Perl_Mongers .  Be bold in your edits and enjoy!

The full press release follows:

== PerlNet: Australian Perl Portal Opens ==

10th January, 2005 (Australia) PerlNet (http://perl.net.au/), the Australian and
New Zealand Perl portal, is announcing its doors open to the world. PerlNet is
focused on all aspects of Perl in Australia and New Zealand, including
user-groups, business, education and development. The content of PerlNet can be
freely edited and distributed, and the site uses MediaWiki, the same software
that powers Wikipedia.

PerlNet's goal is to be a resource for all users of Perl, and to bring the
community together to collaborate and share ideas. Businesses that support Perl
are encouraged to provide listings. User-groups are encouraged to host their
pages and content. Individuals are encouraged to write about their projects and

Stephen Steneker, the leader of Sydney Perl Mongers, has already moved his
group's content across to the new site. "PerlNet just makes it much easier for
our members to get involved," said Steneker. "It's easy for members to write
meeting reports, plan new events, and discuss ideas and projects."

While PerlNet is aimed primarily at the Australian and New Zealand communities,
it's free for anyone to use and edit. "We've been seeing a wide range of
contributors," said Paul Fenwick, the founder of PerlNet and director of Perl
Training Australia. "We've had material submitted from editors in Europe, China,
Israel, North America, as well as locally."

All contributions to PerlNet are made under a creative-commons license, allowing
everyone to use, distribute, and make derivative works. Registering as an editor
takes only a few seconds, and both a mailing list and IRC channel exist to help
further discussions.

Paul Fenwick <pjf at perltraining.com.au> | http://perltraining.com.au/
Director of Training                   | Ph:  +61 3 9354 6001
Perl Training Australia                | Fax: +61 3 9354 2681

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