I am pleased to announce the launch of a new fundraising drive to raise money for Perl 6 development. Its immediate focus is the target of releasing a Perl 6 language specification along with a conforming implementation in 2015; beyond this, funds will be used to support maintenance and improvement of Perl 6 implementation.
The initial goal is to raise $25,000 to fund the work of Jonathan Worthington. Jonathan is a core developer of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler and the architect and lead developer of MoarVM.
The 2015 push for a first Perl 6 language specification (defined by a conformance test suite) and a conforming implementation was announced by Larry Wall at FOSDEM (February 2015). The Rakudo Perl compiler along with the Moar Virtual Machine have been selected as the focus for implementation effort.
We would not have been able to create this fund without the generous donation of 10,000 EUR pledged by WenZPerl.
WenZPerl BV is the Dutch open source consultancy company of Elizabeth Mattijsen and Wendy van Dijk, specialised in Perl programming and development. WenZPerl has years of expertise in the development of (toolkits for development) interactive programs and websites. Further experience includes project management, HRM, and marketing. WenZPerl is a proud supporter of open source and in particular a regular sponsor of Perl conferences, workshops and hackathons.
If you are interested in supporting the Perl 6 Core Development Fund please contact karen (at) perlfoundation.org.