Perl is Alive!

Dave Cross dave at
Tue Dec 9 17:20:34 GMT 2008

Nigel Hamilton wrote:
>>> 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"?
> Legally assign ownership of it to the Perl Foundation.
>> Tom was running as his personal
>> website long before there was even a Perl Foundation.
> Tom has been licensing to ORA for the last 8 years for personal
> profit. He's done well out of it - he's also amenable to assigning it to the
> Perl Foundation - what's the problem?

There's no problem at all with the idea of Tom signing the domain over
to TPF. That sounds like a good idea to me.

The problem is with your use of the word "back". Which implies that TPF
once previously owned the domain. That's not true. Tom has always owned it.


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