Grant Extension Request: Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Tony Cook)


Tony Cook has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining Perl 5 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 by June 16th 2018.

The funds for this extension would come from the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.


As the grant manager for Tony's recent grants, I will say his work is always detailed and professional. But, as the Perl 5 project manager, I can testify his work is of absolute critical value to the language and its accompanying programs and modules.

Tony doesn't only work on Perl 5 core changes such as bug fixes, but he is a core member of the Perl 5 Security list and handles numerous security issues - both in the language and in accompanying modules and programs.

His work was essential for some of our most complicated changes and it is always top notch.

I would like to see this grant approved.

I would like to endorse Tony for this grant, whilst also thanking him for his assistance with the diagnosis and fix (which already existed and was his work) for this rather tricky bug

Further to the above, sponsoring his attendance at major perl events would also be a worthwhile investment.

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