[tpm] can you help a brother out? re: Eclipsecon

Richard Dice rdice at pobox.com
Sun Mar 9 08:16:04 PDT 2008

Hi again everyone,

So, looks like small cash donations is the winner.  If anyone would like to
help out with this please let me know.  (I've emailed off-list the people
who have already expressed a wish to pass along some filthy lucre.)

 - Richard

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Richard Dice <rdice at pobox.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I was wondering if anyone out there could give me -- well, TPF -- a hand
> with something.  Eclipsecon is coming up in about 2 weeks and it would be
> great if I could attend.  The organizers have compped my admission and the
> brass within Eclipse Foundation have committed to spending a few days with
> me in private session there.  I'm really interested in getting close to
> Eclipse because they've managed to pull off a few really great things -- (a)
> Eclipse is pervasive in industry up to and including "enterprise level"
> programming; it is above-the-radar and officially supported everywhere we
> wish Perl was, (b) Eclipse Foundation has put together a business model that
> allow Eclipse Foundation to do all the right things to make (a) happen, and
> (c) they are "mission-based", i.e. what they do they do in support of
> Eclipse as a concept, not for some other reason.  I want (a) to work for
> Perl, I think TPF needs (b) in order to help make (a) happen, and (c) is the
> only way to go in order to respect the Perl community while doing (a) and
> (b).  Spending quality time with the Eclipse folks is I think a really good
> way to go down this road.
> The specific help I'm looking for is if anyone out there has a bunch of
> frequent flier miles they'd be willing to use to spring a plane ticket on me
> with.  This is part of a general fund-raising I'm doing to support the trip;
> I've raised a few $100 already and I can kick in a few $100 myself too...
> but not a few $1000.  It is getting close to the dates for the conference so
> I thought maybe I could ask people around here.  You gang have a pretty good
> sense that I'm not fly-by-night and not (too) full of BS, so your effort in
> support of TPF would not be futile.  Or so the theory for me asking for help
> goes. :-)
> Thanks,
>  - Richard
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