Perl 5 maint funding drive

Tom Hukins tom at
Wed Jun 29 02:29:31 PDT 2011

Those of us who have financially benefitted from Perl 5 might like to
read the message below.  Please pass the news on to anyone who you
think might want to donate.


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Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:59:04 +0100
From: Nicholas Clark <nick at>
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Subject: Perl 5 maint funding drive

As everyone is aware, Dave Mitchell has been paid for the past year or so to
work on fixing hard and long standing bugs in the Perl 5 core, thanks to a
generous grant of $50,000 made to TPF.

That money is almost exhausted.

Dave would be happy to continue, and I'm now in a position where I'd be able
and willing to be paid to work on maintaining and bettering the Perl 5 core.

Hence The Perl Foundation has launched a "Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund", and
a funding drive to raise an initial $25,000, to cover 3 months work. Better
still, Vienna Perl Mongers will match the first $10,000 of donations, dollar
for dollar, putting the surplus from YAPC::Europe 2007 to very good use.    <-- donate here <--

TPF are looking for both for individual and corporate donations. I'd hope
that it particularly appeals to companies wishing to give something back to
Perl, or wanting to raise their visibility in the Perl world, and to Perl
developers. Much that I'd love to, I can't actually promise that donating
will get you a better class of candidate when recruiting, but TPF is able
to offer the following

* donating $1000 or more gets your logo used, and a mention in the weekly
  report(s) you paid for

* donate $10000 or more and TPF will issue a joint press release thanking
  you profusely

and of course, while match funds last (so get in quick)

* "Buy Dave, get me free". Or something like that :-)

Nicholas Clark

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