2009Q1 Grants Results


These are the results for the first round of 2009 grants requests:

Rejected Proposals:

  • CPAN::Forum development
  • Codewalker
  • Interactive Perl Interpreter (removed by the proposer)
  • Awareness and Utilization of Perl in Nigeria: A Survey
  • OPener Chat
  • OPener Package
  • Inline C++/CLI
  • Perl debugger integration in Padre, the Perl IDE

Funded proposals:

  • Improving learn.perl.org, by Eric Wilhelm and Tina Connolly
  • Web.pm - a lightweight web framework for Perl 6, by Ilya Belikin, Carl Mäsak and Stephen Weeks

Still non-funded proposals:

  • Faster Perl Crawlers
  • Pod Mangling Utility Improvements
  • Perl 6 Pages


Again I miss some - if only short - comments why proposals were funded or rejected. You must have reasons for that - so why not make them public?

Most foundations do not separate out "rejected" proposals, but simply say that they wish they could fund all the worthy proposals which come their way. They leave it up to the public to guess which of the unfunded proposals the foundation wished they could have funded. I think this is a Best Practice.

A proposal writer who winds up not just unfunded, but rejected, might conclude they were the subject of a public judgment. Such a conclusion is not completely unreasonable. Of course, not being funded is also a public judgment, but it's a gentler one.

I appreciate the effort that goes into deciding on these proposals. I think ending the practice of separating out "rejected" proposals from the other unfunded ones would make things easier all around.

Very glad to hear about funding for a Perl 6 web framework

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