"Booking.com":http://www.booking.com donates $60,000 dollars to The Perl Foundation for continued support of the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.
It is our pleasure to announce that Booking.com has donated a further sum of $60,000 to the Perl Foundation to aid with further development of the Perl 5 programming language. This donation shows continued support to the Core Maintenance Fund (P5CMF) that Booking.com has been a consistent advocate of for many years.
Darren Huston, Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com, said "Perl is central to the success of Booking.com." By continuing with grants, supporting Perl community events and hackathons:
"At Booking.com we believe that the true value of Open Source software is realised through active participation, that is why Booking.com is once again proud to donate to the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We see Perl, and it's continued improvement and evolution, as a key part of our success at Booking.com and this donation as an investment into a healthy and dynamic Perl community."
"Once again Booking.com has shown its commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of Perl 5," said Karen Pauley, President of the Perl Foundation.
"What surprises me is the commitment and dedication of whole of the Booking.com team. They are happy to be part of a community, to support the language and to sponsor important events.
We are fortunate in the Perl community to have a large number of companies who support our language and community. Booking.com are a strong part of this environment
I am incredibly thankful for this generous donation and I know that it will be put to good use by the Perl 5 team."
Since the foundation of Booking.com, in 1996, the company has built its IT infrastructure on myriad of open source projects and products. These include Linux, MySQL, Nginx, Hadoop, and Redis to complement a strong association with the Perl programming language. Because of this, Booking.com is a keen supporter of the Perl and open source communities. As Steffen Mueller, Senior Manager for Technology and Infrastructure at Booking.com, would say:
"Developers at Booking.com are encouraged to release code to Open Source projects. Booking.com has a culture of contributing to the Open Source community. Our staff are regular attendees and speakers at Perl events, but also find themselves at non-Perl conferences. We are happy to hire talented developers from a variety of backgrounds and varying skill sets and re-train them in the Booking.com culture and Perl language."
This donation is a another step in the support that Booking.com gives to TPF and the broader Perl community as further cements their position as a company that cares about the communities with which it is involved.
Booking.com B.V., part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com™, the world leader in booking accommodations online. Each day, over 850,000 room nights are reserved onBooking.com. The Booking.com website and apps attract visitors from both the leisure and business sectors worldwide.
Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. guarantees the best prices for any type of property, from small, family-run bed and breakfasts to executive apartments and five-star luxury suites. Independent accommodations are also specifically a focus of Villas.com, a sister site recently launched by Booking.com. Truly international, Booking.com is available in more than 40 languages, and offers over 700,000 properties in 219 countries.