April 2008 Archives
The Perl Foundation is looking at giving some grants ranging from $500 to $3000 in May 2008.
In the past, we've supported Adam Kennedy's PPI and Strawberry Perl, Nicholas Clark's work on Perl internals, Jouke Visser's pVoice, Chris Dolan on Perl::Critic and many others (just check http://www.perlfoundation.org/grants for more references).
You don't have to have a large, complex, or lengthy project. You don't even have to be a Perl master or guru. If you have a good idea and the means and ability to accomplish it, we want to hear from you!
Do you have something that could benefit the Perl community but just need that little extra help? Submit a grant proposal by April 30.
As a general rule, a properly formatted grant proposal is more likely to be approved if it meets the following criteria
- It has widespread benefit to the Perl community or a large segment of it.
- We have reasons to believe that you can accomplish your goals.
- We can afford it.
To submit a proposal see the guidelines at http://www.perlfoundation.org/how_to_write_a_proposal and TPF rules of operation at http://www.perlfoundation.org/rules_of_operation. Then send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On May 1st submitters will be contacted individually regarding whether they will let their proposal details be available for public discussion, as public views of grants proposals is likely to become part of the standard in the future.
The Perl Foundation is supporting the Oslo QA Hackathon which is taking place this weekend. For past events, like Chicago and The Netherlands, we provided cash to cover costs. For Oslo, the organizers were set with the venue, but really wanted to bring in people from around the world. So we agreed to support the hackathon with some directed travel grants to David Golden and brian foy. brian is blogging with progress over on use.perl.org.
If you're a frequent visitor, you may have noticed that the blog lost some of the right-hand links and resources for a while. A recent Movable Type upgrade scrambled things for a bit, but I think I've got it sorted out now. My complete lack of familiarity with MT made this much more difficult than it probably should have been, but I now know much more about MT than I did before.
We also had a problem with comments and Ask fixed that. If you tried to comment on a previous post and were not able to, it's working again. If you still remember what you wanted to say, now you can say it.