TPF receives large donation in support of Perl 6 development


On May 14, 2008, The Perl Foundation received a philanthropic donation of US$200,000 from Ian Hague. Mr. Hague is a co-founder of Firebird Management LLC, a financial fund management company based in New York City. This donation was the result of extensive discussions between Mr. Hague, The Perl Foundation and a Perl community member who wishes to remain anonymous.

The purpose of the donation is to support the development of Perl 6, the next generation of the Perl programming language. Roughly half of the funds will be used to support Perl 6 developers through grants and other means. The balance of the funds will be used by The Perl Foundation to develop its own organizational capabilities. This will allow The Perl Foundation to pursue additional funding opportunities to support Perl 6 development. Mr. Hague wants his contribution to be seed funding in that effort.

The Perl Foundation thanks Mr. Hague in the deepest possible terms. This donation is unprecedented in its generosity, scope and vision, and it is precisely what was needed at this junction in the development of Perl 6. We look forward to the greatest of successes with Perl 6, and this contribution is a key part of making that happen. The Perl Foundation will communicate further developments with the Perl community and Mr. Hague as the pieces of this plan are executed.


Wow, great job Richard and anyone else involved.

Will this money also be used in development of Parrot compiler? I am more interested in that.

[Reply: Yes, some of this funding can go to Parrot in as much as it is in support of Rakudo. It would be comparatively small, though. This isn't to say that TPF doesn't support Parrot, though. Quite the contrary! Parrot has already received a very large targeted piece of funding through TPF from NLNet, per ]

Fantastic work, everyone. This will make an amazing difference.

I'd really love to donate to the Perl Foundation. Please add a PayPal donation button to your web-site!!!

[Reply: See -
We accept PayPay donations and many other donation forms, too. We need to collect information about our donors for tax and accounting purposes so we need for there to a a form here that front-ends the actual donate button.]

I can't really find words that express how great I think this donation is.

Congratulations to the Perl 6 community, and thank you so much, Mr. Ian Hague.

That's so cool =) Congratulations!

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