Perl 5 core maintenance fund drive

Abigail abigail at
Tue Jul 5 09:28:39 BST 2011

On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 09:13:31AM +0100, Pedro Figueiredo wrote:
> Here's the email I sent to the powers that be at Playfish. I apologise
> to Nicholas for the shameless ripoff.
> Hi,
> A couple of years ago made a hugely generous $50000
> donation to The Perl Foundation, and that money was used to pay one of
> the core developers, Dave Mitchell, to work on Perl 5 improvements and
> bug fixes. That money is now running out, however, and TPF is
> launching another fund raising drive, to pay for 3 months of work by
> Dave and Nicholas Clark (long-standing Perl5 committer and member of
> the Perl 6 design team).
> TPF are looking for both individual and corporate donations. I believe
> this would be a good opportunity for companies wishing to give
> something back to Perl, or wanting to raise their visibility in the
> Perl world, and to Perl developers.
> As well as giving the company a lot of good will in Perl developers'
> minds, and a warm fuzzy feeling, The Perl Foundation is offering:
> * 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, on their homepage
> Furthermore, the Vienna Perl Mongers group have announced they will
> match the first $10k, with money from YAPC::EU 2007:
> Full details here:
> and donations here:

Note that 2 days after the announcement of the fund, both
and cPanel donated $10,000, which makes for a total of $30,000 (with the
matching $10,000 from, not counting any individual donations.


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