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  • March report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Mon, 19-Apr-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes: March didn't see me doing that many grant hours; I was keeping my keyboard time down for the first half of the month, and then had a lot to catch up on in the second half On the upside, the time that was spent was productive: I got some way into implementing more of Raku's multiple dispatch semantics in terms of the new dispatcher. I've written a blog

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  • Community Affairs Team Transparency Report Mon, 19-Apr-2021 by Nic Evans

    Following issues raised within the community, the CAT opened an investigation into community conduct. A second investigation was opened based on information discovered during the first investigation. What follows constitutes our second transparency report as well as an additional conclusion statement by the CAT. If you have not read it already, we highly recommend you read our latest Community Affairs Team Update. Investigation #1 Based on a recent public post

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  • Community Affairs Team Update April 2021 Mon, 19-Apr-2021 by Nic Evans

    The CAT’s purpose is to foster a positive and safe environment for anyone who shares an interest in Perl and Raku. It has been one year since the Community Affairs Team was first announced in March of 2020. In June, the Perl Raku Conference in the Cloud took place. This was the first conference where Community Affairs Moderators were present to respond to and handle Standards of Conduct violations. Prior

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): March 2021 Report Mon, 19-Apr-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this possible. Approximately 29 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches were applied 1.63 #18519 manually rebase and some clean up, make PR #18647 0.17 #18523 recheck and apply to blead 2.33 #18557 review, find several similar tickets, work on adding a warning, create #18643

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  • RakuAST Grant Report 2021-03 Thu, 15-Apr-2021 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Jonathan Worthington has submitted his report for the RakuAST grant, which you can read below. In addition, you should check out his post about his work on the dispatcher. During March I implemented RakuAST nodes and updated the RakuAST-based compiler frontend to cover the following features: The for statement modifier, both in sink and non-sink form Specifying the return type or value in signatures using The rx// construct, so far

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  • Community Leaders Meeting March 2021 Mon, 12-Apr-2021 by Nic Evans

    The Community Leaders meeting in March was another busy one with wide and varied discussion points. Detailed meeting notes are shared here. The next meeting will be April 19. Attendees Board: Stuart Mackintosh, Makoto Nozaki, Dave Rolsky, Rik Signes Leaders: Daniel Sockwell, Nige Hamilton, Andrew Solomon, Todd Rinaldo, Sawyer X, Alex Beamish Admin: Nic Evans Main session Sponsorship Alex Beamish Can do watermarks for sponsors at the conference Will share

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  • Grant Proposals: March 2021 Mon, 05-Apr-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    We received no grant proposals for Perl or Raku in time for the March voting round. The next round of voting will be held starting in early May. But... there's no need to wait until then. We accept grant proposals all year round. To apply, please read How to Write a Proposal, GC Charter, Rules of Operation and Running Grants List will also help you understand how the grant process

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  • TPRCIC 2021 - Call for papers Sat, 03-Apr-2021 by Nic Evans

    The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud 2021 celebrates all things Perl and Raku from 8-10 June with group meetings on the Monday and Friday each side of the main event. We want to hear from you! We know that there are hundreds of people in our community with great things to share about Perl and Raku, database integration, drones, puppies, and any other topics that may be of

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  • Security Issues in Perl IP Address distros Mon, 29-Mar-2021 by Dave Rolsky

    TLDR: Some Perl modules for working with IP addresses and netmasks have bugs with potential security applications. If you are using Net-Netmask, you should upgrade to the latest version. For more details, including on other affected and unaffected distros, please see the post on Dave Rolsky's personal blog.

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  • Outreachy 2021 projects published Mon, 29-Mar-2021 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce the following Perl Outreachy internship projects. Outreachy interns have about a month to make contributions and create a final application. Improve the ingredients analysis in Open Food Facts, the Wikipedia of food products Improve the Perl code quality of Open Food Facts These two projects are mentored by Stéphane Gigandet and sponsored by The Perl Foundation. Additionally, Outreachy has one more Perl project sponsored by

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  • LibUV Grant: March 2021 Update Fri, 26-Mar-2021 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Paul Evans' LibUV grant is starting to wrap up. He writes: I've been doing some CPAN releases now, most recent trying to fix a few MSWin32 bugs. I think we're in the final bits now of just trying to finish the thing off and actually get it working. It seems to be mostly fine on Linux now at least. https://metacpan.org/release/PEVANS/UV-1.905-TRIAL

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  • Raku CI Integration Bot Grant - Report March 2021 Fri, 26-Mar-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    It is my pleasure to announce that the Grant Proposal: Raku CI integration bot has been approved, and Patrick has already started work on it. You can read his thoughts on the technical architecture and first progress here. I am looking forward to more great progress from Patrick.

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  • Call for Grants: March 2020 Round Tue, 23-Mar-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 April 2, 2021, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through April 9th, and we

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  • February report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Wed, 17-Mar-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    My grant work in February continued to focus on the new general dispatch mechanism in MoarVM, and especially resumable dispatch, which I mentioned in my last report.

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  • RakuAST Grant Report for 2021-02 Tue, 02-Mar-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Jonathan Worthington writes about his RakuAST progress during February 2021: During February much of my Raku working time was spent on my ongoing dispatcher work. However, I also got back into working on RakuAST. I implemented AST nodes, wrote AST tests, and updated the new RakuAST-based compiler frontend to cover: The given, with, without, and when statement modifiers Anonymous variables The is trait modifier of note, that means inheritance now

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  • rt.cpan.org has a new home Fri, 26-Feb-2021 by Ricardo Signes
    in: CPAN

    Last week, we reported that rt.cpan.org would be moving from its old home, and that it would be hosted by Best Practical, the makers of RT. The timeline we gave was "will be done sometime in early March," but fortunately, the process has gone very well and is now just about complete. Within a few hours from now, rt.cpan.org will point to the new instance, where all the old data

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  • Outreachy participation - looking for mentors Sat, 20-Feb-2021 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Outreachy

    Last year The Perl Foundation participated in Outreachy May to August internships and it was successfully completed. We are looking to participate again this year. At this stage we are looking for mentors and project ideas from the Perl and Raku community. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please read the Mentor description and add your ideas at our repo. We plan to close our internal submission process

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): January 2021 Grant Report Fri, 19-Feb-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. Approximately 46 tickets were reviewed, and 6 patches were applied 1.88 #17331 research #17331 more research and comment 0.73 #17848 review hvds’ alternative and comment 0.33 #18014 review, research 0.50 #18073 rebase, re-test, bump version, apply to

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  • January report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Fri, 19-Feb-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Happy to announce that Jonathan was able to resume work on his Raku Development Grant. Here is his report. In January, I at last felt in shape to get back to the new dispatch mechanism. The key remaining piece of the mechanism is dispatch resumption a general term I'm using for a range of situations where we start doing some kind of dispatch, and may continue it later. For example:

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  • rt.cpan.org to remain online Fri, 19-Feb-2021 by Ricardo Signes
    in: CPAN

    Since the announcement of the upcoming closure of rt.cpan.org, we've looked at what could, should, or must be done to keep it available in one form or another. After looking at a few options, The Perl Foundation has voted to contract Best Practical to take over the hosting of the CPAN RT instance. Starting immediately, they will be porting the data to their hosting, upgrading the RT instance to the

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  • Grants: January 2021 Votes Mon, 15-Feb-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the January 2021 round. Two grant requests were submitted: Grant Proposal: Raku CI integration bot VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 10 YES vote 0 NO votes There was overwhelming support from the Grants Committee for this proposal. We're excited to see work commence on this. Grant Proposal: Maintaining Perl VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 10 YES vote 0 NO votes Tony's work speaks for itself, and we

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  • The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud 2021 Fri, 12-Feb-2021 by Nic Evans

    It’s official! After the success of last year’s CIC, and owing to the continued pandemic, TPF are holding another virtual event this summer. Save the date: 9-11 June 2021 for TPRC21. Plans are now underway and volunteers are welcome to join discussions. If you would like to take part as a speaker please email us: admin@perlconference.us Call for papers will be coming soon.

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  • Grant Proposal: Maintaining Perl Tue, 02-Feb-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Name Anthony Cook TonyC on irc.perl.org Synopsis Free up one of the Perl core's contributors to work non-stop on making Perl better. Project Details This grant provides the Perl Steering Committee with a development resource to target as they will, while still providing for more general bug fixes and other improvements to the perl core. Deliverables I propose to follow the same model as my current Perl 5 Core Maintenance

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  • TPF Meeting Minutes for December 2020 Sun, 31-Jan-2021 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Meetings

    TPF Board members and the community leaders meet every month and here are the minutes from the December 2020 meeting. Part 1 Community Attendees Board: Dave Rolsky, Stuart Mackintosh, Ricardo Signes, Curtis Poe, Dan Wright Community leaders: Todd Rinaldo, JJ Merelo, Daniel Sockwell, Jason Crome, Andrew Solomon, Mark Keating, Alex Beamish, Nigel Hamilton Admin: Nic Evans Main session Marketing, Mark Keating Had conversations with Gary Beckwith. He has lots to

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  • Perl.com registry attack Sat, 30-Jan-2021 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    The community-managed Perl.com domain has been subject to a registry attack. Up to date information is available on the The Perl NOC blog here and also The Perl Foundation twitter feed here.

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  • Grant Proposal Recap: January 2021 Thu, 28-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposals for the January 2021 round: Raku CI integration bot Maintaining Perl Before the Committee members vote on any proposal, we like to solicit feedback from the Perl and Raku communities. Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by February 5, 2021. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced

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  • Grant Proposal: Raku CI integration bot Thu, 28-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis Implement a software, named Raku CI Bot which can orchestrate the testing process of the Rakudo, NQP and MoarVM projects. Author Patrick Böker Why The three Rakudo core projects named above have a longish history of troubles with its testing infrastructure. Public and free CI platforms often inhibit one of several problems: Imposing limits on CPU or wallclock time Not supporting all needed platforms Unreliability Usability The proposed software

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for December 2020 Thu, 28-Jan-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We would like to thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. In December I worked on fixing some compiler warnings and smoke failures. I also made a start looking into making perl abort after the first syntax error. SUMMARY: 3:16 fix compiler warnings 1:15 fix smoke failures

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  • Grant Report: RakuAST 2020-12 by Jonathan Worthington Sat, 23-Jan-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Jonathan Worthington has gotten back to working on the RakuAST grant, and has provided us with the update below. Note that publishing of this report has been delayed due to technical difficulties, with no fault to Jonathan. Anyway, here is the report: After a couple of months break to take care of myself, I took some gentle steps back into working on my RakuAST grant during December. It's not much,

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  • UV Grant Report for 2020-12 Sat, 23-Jan-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Paul "LeoNerd" has submitted his report for his work on the UV grant. It looks like the grant is close to finishing. Due to technical problems, publishing of this report has been delayed, with no fault to Paul. He write Almost all the handle types are now done; except for uv_async_t. I'm not really sure it makes sense to wrap this from Perl, because it's inherently dealing with multi-threading issues

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  • Call for Grants (January 2021 Round) Tue, 19-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 January 27, 2021, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through February 3rd, and we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): December 2020 Grant Report Sun, 17-Jan-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 16 tickets were reviewed, and 4 patches were applied.

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  • Grants Committee Takes on Expanded Role in TPF Sat, 16-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    Starting in 2021, the Grants Committee will be taking on an expanded role in supporting the development of Perl and Raku within The Perl Foundation. In addition to the usual set of grants that benefit the greater Perl and Raku communities, the Grants Committee will also be the caretakers of the Perl and Raku Development Funds, and therefore responsible for awarding grants that directly benefit the core development of these

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  • Raku Course January 2021 Grant Report Wed, 13-Jan-2021 by Nicolas R.

    This is a monthly report by Andrew Shitov on his grant for the Raku course. Andrew is happy to report that the first part of the Raku course is completed and published. The course is available at course.raku.org. The grant was approved a year and a half ago right before the PerlCon conference in Rīga. Andrew was the organiser of the event and had to postpone the course due to

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  • FOSDEM 2021 - guidance for speakers Wed, 13-Jan-2021 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    Speaking at FOSDEM? Here’s what you need to know Thank you to all speakers who have put themselves forward to speak at this year’s FOSDEM. As it’s a virtual event, all talks need to be pre-recorded by the speakers. This is the first time FOSDEM has operated in this way so please be aware that there may be some bumps along the way everyone is working this out as they

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  • Phishing Attack on CPAN Authors Sun, 03-Jan-2021 by Dave Rolsky

    We've been alerted to a phishing attack against CPAN authors. The image below shows what it looks like. One way you can protect yourself against such attacks is by configuring a secret email address for your PAUSE account. This address will be used for all contacts from the PAUSE/CPAN system, but will never be shared publicly. If you've clicked on the link and entered any credentials, you should change the

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  • Coding in Perl? What support do you need? Thu, 31-Dec-2020 by Nic Evans

    Learning Perl programming is a rewarding experience. But equally tough without the right support. What would be useful to you as part of your learning and development? Take part in our survey.

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  • Perl Core Development Fund Tue, 22-Dec-2020 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Grants

    I am pleased to announce the launch of the Perl Core Development Fund. Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund was launched in 2008 to support the development of the Perl programming language. Since then, we have awarded USD 670,000. With the version change of the language, we will close the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund and launch the Perl Core Development Fund. For those who would like to apply for grants,

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): November 2020 Grant Report Sat, 12-Dec-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 46 tickets were reviewed, and 9 patches were applied

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  • Community Leaders and Board Meeting November 2020 Tue, 08-Dec-2020 by Nic Evans

    Perl and Raku updates, mentoring, grants, sponsorship progress, conferences, trademarks and more were discussed amongst community leaders at the meeting held in November. The meeting is becoming an invaluable tool for the Board and community to communicate with each other about developments in TPF and the wider Perl community. The Board looks forward to future successful community leader meetings with representatation from a wide cross section of our community. The

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  • FOSDEM 2021: Call for papers open Fri, 04-Dec-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    The Perl Foundation is calling for papers for our virtual devroom taking place at FOSDEM on Saturday 6th February 2021. A brief outline of your talk must be submitted by 23 December. The finished talk is not required until January Talk subjects The main topic of the room will be "Perl&Raku in a world in flux", and the open call for papers will include the following topics: data science infrastructure

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for October 2020 Tue, 24-Nov-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. This mainly consisted in tracking down a off-by-one error in Cwd.xs, which I thought was being flagged up by valgrind. As it turned out, the valgrind report was a false positive caused by a bug in valgrind when perl is built with -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE,

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  • TPF Meeting Minutes for October 2020 Thu, 19-Nov-2020 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Meetings

    TPF Board members and the community leaders meet every month and here are the minutes from the October 2020 meeting. Part 1 Community Attendees Board: Stuart Mackintosh, Peter Krawczyk, Dan Wright, Dave Rolsky, Ricardo Signes, Makoto Nozaki Leaders: Jason Crome, Samantha McVey, Alex Beamish, Sawyer X, Todd Rinaldo, Matthias Bloch Admin: Nic Evans Confirmed absence: Mark Keating, Curtis Poe Grants One grant approved needs funding

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  • Grant Proposals: November 2020 Fri, 13-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    We received no grant proposals for Perl or Raku in time for the November voting round. The next round of voting will be held starting in early January. But... there's no need to wait until then. We accept grant proposals all year round. To apply, please read How to Write a Proposal, GC Charter, Rules of Operation and Running Grants List will also help you understand how the grant process

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (November 2020 Round) Fri, 06-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 November 13 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through November 19th, and we

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  • Final Grant Report: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era, October 2020 Fri, 06-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Jason McIntosh has shared his progress on Perl 7 documentation standards for the month of October, and has delivered his final report on the grant: *"October saw me very busy with the documentation standards project. After continuing the research I began in September, I spent much of the month writing a draft style guide to which I’ve given the filename “perldocstyle.pod”. Per my project proposal, I did seek comment on

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): October 2020 Grant Report Thu, 05-Nov-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 34 tickets were reviewed, and 2 patches were applied.

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  • We want you to say that “Perl is Dead” even though it is “Very Much Alive” Sun, 01-Nov-2020 by mdk

    In the last few years, as there has been a decline in the uptake of Perl for new projects, and as we have seen the neutral evolution of a language and turn over of developers there has been a long line of people wanting to declare the demise of Perl. They have of course either misunderstood or exaggerated the situation.

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  • Conference in the Cloud 2020 SoC Transparency Report Sun, 18-Oct-2020 by Dave Rolsky

    The Perl Foundation Standards of Conduct sets Standards of Conduct for how our community interacts with others during the conference and in other TPF spaces. The team that enforces these standards is called the Community Affairs Team That team was available to respond to incident reports during the Conference in Cloud in June, 2020 In order to be open and transparent about this process, we have prepared the following report

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  • Grants: September 2020 Votes Sun, 18-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the September 2020 round. Two grant requests were submitted: General Perl OpenAPI Validator Interpreter VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved. 1 YES vote 5 NO votes, 3 abstentions Some comments and concerns brought up by the Grants Committee members include: Would like to see more tangible deadlines A better analysis of why this is needed Timeframe seems overly optimistic Ć-to-Raku translator **VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved.

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