Grant Extension Request: Maintaining the Perl 5 Core


Dave Mitchell has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining the Perl 5 Core grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work. During this grant he sent regular reports to the p5p mailing list as well as providing monthly summary reports that have been published on this site, the most recent of which are linked below:

Before we make a decision on this extension, we would like to have a period of community consultation. Please leave feedback in the comments field below or if you prefer, send email with your comments to makoto at We request that all the feedback should be sent by January 15th.

If successful this extension will be funded from the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.


++ - demerphq

Dave's work on Perl 5 continues to be excellent. I think we should continue funding that work for as long as he's willing to do it.


"Why hasn't anybody endorsed Dave M.'s grant extension yet," somebody asked me.

"Because everyone probably assumes it's obviously a good use of funds that will go forward," I replied.

I hope this is renewed. Dave M.'s work has been a big deal.

I consider Dave's work invaluable and critical to the successful continued maintenance and development of Perl 5.


To me this is the most important grant of the whole foundation. :)


Dave's work is invaluable! +1

+1 Dave is doing very important work.

Dave's work is absolutely essential to moving the Perl 5 core forward. Can we give him a raise already? I think he's been working at the same (low) rate for quite a few years now.

+1, he's doing excellent work

Perl Weekly today was the first I've heard about this request.

I agree with Aaron. This grant should keep getting extended as long as Dave is willing to work on the Perl core. It should be a no-brainer.

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