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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.

2007 White Camels awarded

The 2007 White Camel awards for contributions to the Perl community were awarded at OSCON.
  • Norbert E. Grüner, 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.
Thanks to all the winners.
It's a new year and time for the White Camel process to begin. The White Camel awards are given each year at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention by The Perl Foundation for community-oriented, rather than technical, contributions to Perl. The list of previous winners goes back to 1999.

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].

Past recipients are listed on the White Camel section of

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