Perl is Alive!

Abigail abigail at
Tue Dec 9 16:34:28 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 04:25:56PM +0000, Nigel Hamilton wrote:
> Yes. I've spoken to him about it. He licenses it to ORA who pay him a decent
> grant-sized amount of money for it per year.
> My point is the Perl Foundation should be protecting its brand[1] and in the
> case of pocketing ORA's domain rental money and spending it on
> grants for the good of Perl. This money would have gone some way in
> supporting Perl6 development grants over the past 8 years.
> I've suggested to Alison that The Perl Foundation should ask Tom nicely if
> they could have it back. When I spoke to Tom he sounded amenable to the idea
> of assigning it back[2] ... but there seems to be a sticking point
> somewhere?

What do you mean "have it back"? Tom was running as his personal
website long before there was even a Perl Foundation.


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