The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the January/February round.
Proposal in this round
|Proposer||Requested Amount||Link to the Details|
|Will Braswell||USD 1,200||RPerl User Documentation, Part 2|
|RPerl Documentation, Part 2||5||4||9 = 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1|
Definition of the score is found in 3.2 of the rules.
We approve RPerl User Documentation, Part 2.
One of the discussion points is whether RPerl is used widely enough to make the grant meaningful. The discussion was also made in the comments at the proposal and I will not repeat it. But it is reasonable to say the adoption is not as high as we wanted to see after the previous grant.
It makes sense to say however further documentation in the format of Learning Perl could help increase the user base. We hope to see this lead to increased adoption, making future grants more enticing to fund.
In the context of RPerl in general, but outside of this grant, the following suggestions were made by the committee members.
- We would like to see that Perl core developers are engaged in the RPerl development discussion and future integration planning, if any.
- We also would like to see more collaboration (rather than argument) on RPerl itself. We hope an effort is made to involve more people in the RPerl development.
- Assuming the documentation will trigger more people to try out RPerl, we hope the test will be successful on more platforms soon (CPAN Testers Matrix).
- We would like to have Will's inputs on these comments made at reddit. The discussion is from a half year ago but it still seems relevant.
Mark Jensen agreed to become the grant manager.