brian d foy has announced the White Camel Awards for 2016 and we'd like to congratulate the winners. I'd like to add a special congratulations to Karen Pauley for all her work with Perl, both officially as TPF president and unofficially as a community member. Thanks to all of the winners for your constant efforts toward keeping the Perl community a vibrant and fun place to be.
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Oetiker+Partner have donated 5,000 Swiss Francs to the Perl 6 grant fund.
2015 is turning into a signature year for the development and advancement of Perl 6. Earlier in the year Larry Wall announced that the Perl 6 team were working towards the 'official' Perl 6 Development Release and that they intended to have this ready by Christmas 2015.
An important part of this is the grant for Jonathan Worthington to work on Key Implementation Tasks that will allow other contributors to progress at accelerated rates to achieve this goal. Jonathan has been working on Rakudo, MoarVM and Perl 6 for a number of years and is one of the leading Perl developers.
Oetiker+Partner are a small business enterprise based in Olten, Switzerland specialising in software development and system administration. Like many companies in the pure technical and development world they rely on a Open Source Software stack for their tools and libraries. The core language they employ is Perl 5 but they are already looking to a future in which they can write and deploy in production stable Perl 6 code.
They are a progressive company who recognise that using tools is only one part of a thriving open ecosystem. Their belief is that a good company is a good representative in the software communities it works with:
Recognising the important role open source plays in all aspects of our work, we strive to be good members of the eco system by both publishing some of our own code as open source as well as supporting other open source projects like perl6 with monetary donations.
The news of the donation from Oetiker+Partner was met with delight from Karen Pauley, President of the Perl Foundation:
This generous donation will provide Jonathan with more time to complete the valuable work he is doing with the Perl 6 grant. I am constantly surprised at the generosity and support from all levels of the perl community from all over the globe. Oetiker + Partner should be warmly thanked by all who care about the community and the continual evolution of our language and tools.
For more information about OETIKER+PARTNER AG visit: http://www.oetiker.ch
The Perl Foundation is pleased to announce the first Hague Grant. It is being awarded to Patrick Michaud, the head of the 'Rakudo' Perl 6 implementation effort on top of the Parrot VM. Conceptually it is an extension of Patrick's earlier Mozilla Foundation / Perl Foundation Perl 6 development grant that he worked on between late 2007 and mid 2008.
The details of Patrick's grant proposal are below. Jesse Vincent, the project manager of the Perl 6 effort, has agreed to volunteer as the grant manager for Patrick's grant. Jesse will provide updates to TPF on Patrick's status and will judge acceptances of the various milestones and deliverables.
We look forward to Patrick's continued success on the Rakudo Perl 6 implementation and we are proud to be able to support him in this work over the next 4 months.
The details of the grant follow.
- Norbert E. GrÃ¼ner, for years of service helping to organize conferences and workshops throughout Europe, as chair of The YAPC::Europe Foundation.
- Allison Randal, as leader and manager of Perl 6 & Parrot, plus her revisions to Perl's Artistic License.
- Tim O'Reilly, for O'Reilly Media's long-time support of the Perl community, back to to 1997 with the first Perl Conference, which has since morphed into OSCON.
The nomination process is open to the public, and we welcome your involvement. If there's someone who's served to make Perl better, but not through technical achievements, please let us know at whitecamel- [email protected]. Nominations must be received by midnight on May 31st, 2007.
Every year the group of past recipients gives out three new White Camel Awards to recognize a few of the many people who give their time and energy to help the Perl community.
Since we don't know nearly as many of the contributors and contributions as we'd like, we are looking for input on who should be considered.
Keywords: Community service (not code). Unsung heroes better than well known ones (but don't let that stop you from nominating).
Send your suggestions to [email protected].