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  • Outreachy project published Sat, 29-Feb-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce our project in Outreachy. Currently we are looking for an intern. Project registration: Improve the code quality of the Perl backend of Open Food Facts Project Description Improve the code quality of the Perl backend of Open Food Facts Open Food Facts is a Wikipedia for food products: a collaborative database of food products, with a backend written in Perl. Over the last 8 years,

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for February 2020 Sat, 29-Feb-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here is minutes for February 2020 meeting. Attendees Stuart J Mackintosh Pete Krawczyk Dave Rolsky Dan Wright Makoto Nozaki Items discussed FOSDEM 2020 debrief The TPF stand was successful. Thank you volunteers We intend to apply for a stand and devroom in 2021 TPF CAT progress TPC::NA 2020 prep TPC::NA 2021 planning Fundraising Raku trademark

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for January 2020 Thu, 30-Jan-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and we intend to publish meeting minutes going forward. Here's the one for January 17th, 2020. Attendees** Stuart J Mackintosh Dave Rolsky Dan Wright Pete Krawczyk Ricardo Signes Makoto Nozaki Approved Funding of $2500 for DCBPW Pawel Murias’ Ian Hague grant completion Cancel Patrick Michaud’s Ian Hague grant after having contacted Patrick, who agrees that the grant should be cancelled Other items** FOSDEM participation

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  • Taking Part in Outreachy Wed, 22-Jan-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce that The Perl Foundation will be taking part in the Outreachy May to August 2020 internships. The last time we participated was in 2016. 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

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  • European Perl Conference 2019 Tue, 11-Jun-2019 by Makoto Nozaki

    This year's European Perl Conference takes place in Riga, Latvia, between the 7th and 9th August 2019. This is the 20th edition of the conference previously known as YAPC::Europe, then TPCiA and TPCiG, and now it is renamed to PerlCon. Despite the name and location, our attendees come from all around the world. The top five countries with the most attendees are the UK, Germany, USA, Russia and the Netherlands.

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  • TPF to participate in Google Season of Docs Sun, 21-Apr-2019 by Makoto Nozaki

    Google Summer of Code is making great progress. I appreciate everyone's help so far. Separately, The Perl Foundation plans to participate in the first edition of Google Season of Docs. This initiative will fund writers to help improve the documentation of open source projects, and TPF will be applying to improve the documentation of the Perl 6 language. This documentation effort started in 2012 and is fully volunteer based. It's

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  • TPF to participates in Google Summer of Code 2019 as a mentor organization Wed, 27-Feb-2019 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: GSoC

    I am pleased to announce that The Perl Foundation has been selected as a Google Summer of Code 2019 mentor organization. You can still submit new ideas or propose yourself as a mentor. To add ideas, or to become a mentor, see our GitHub repo. Students can connect with us at our Google Summer of Code page. I appreciate the hard work made by the community volunteers, especially JJ Merelo,

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  • Request for Comments: Dave Rolsky's class at TPC 2019 Mon, 11-Feb-2019 by Makoto Nozaki

    Dave Rolsky taught classes at YAPC/TPC for a number of years and he was compensated for it. As Dave is a new member of the TPF Board and TPF organizes TPC, there is a potential conflict of interest. Dave wishes to continue his class. The typical rate paid by students is in the range of $150-$175 TPC takes a portion of it to cover expense such as venue and the

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  • Google Summer of Code 2019 Participation Wed, 23-Jan-2019 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: GSoC

    The Perl Foundation is participating in Google Summer of Code again this year. Projects on Perl 5, Perl 6 modules or infrastructure are all equally welcome. Currently we are seeking project ideas and mentors. The GSoC page has some more information on what it means becoming a mentor. Ideas are collected in a GitHub repo, so just open a pull request with your idea. Deadline for project idea and mentor

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  • Grant Extension Approved: Jonathan Worthington's Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant Sat, 19-Jan-2019 by Makoto Nozaki

    Jonathan Worthington recently requested an extension of his Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant. I'm pleased to announce that the Board of Directors approved extension of another $10,000. It'll allow him to dedicate another 167 hours to this work. I would like to thank the community members who took time to comment on this grant extension request and our sponsors who made funding the grant possible through our Perl

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  • Perl 5 Core Grants Updates - Approval etc Tue, 24-Jul-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    The TPF Board of Directors approved extension of these two grants under the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. Dave Mitchell's Maintaining Perl 5 Grant Tony Cook's Maintaining Perl 5 Grant The Board also approved to allocate $40,000 to the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund to enable the above. We thank the TPF sponsors to make these grants possible.

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  • Public nomination/election process of TPF board members Tue, 27-Feb-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    As communicated previously.... The Perl Foundation is a non-profit, 501 organization based in the United States. Currently its board of directors has six members and TPF will start annual nomination and election process of new members. Bringing new people to the board regularly, with some community input, will allow the organization to grow and increase its output. Here are the details: 1. Nomination A new member should be nominated by

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for Jan 2018 Tue, 13-Feb-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    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. The main thing I did last month was to fix a bunch of issues with tr///c. Initially I was just working on a particular ticket, then noticed that tr///c was almost completed untested in core, and had a bunch of issues, and I

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): January 2018 Report Mon, 12-Feb-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    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 29 tickets were reviewed, and 6 patches were applied 34.99 #127743 try to work up makefile rules for new stack limit handling #127743 more makefile rules, work on fetching config from var instead of a constant #127743

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  • Grant Extension Approved: Jonathan Worthington's Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant Mon, 12-Feb-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    Jonathan Worthington recently requested an extension of his Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant. I'm pleased to announce that the Board of Directors approved extension of another $10,000. It'll allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work. Additional $210 of expense was approved to cover the wire tranfer fee from the past payments and the next payment. I would like to thank the community members who took

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Zefram): Grant Report for Jan 2017 Thu, 08-Feb-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    This is a monthly report by Zefram on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. The hours that I have worked in 2018-01 pursuant to my TPF core maintenance grant are as follows. 9h33m review mail 5h31m review tickets 2h40m Bleadperl v5.27.6-206-g16ada235c3 breaks JGAMBLE/Algorithm-QuineMcCluskey-0.16.tar.gz 2h14m Subroutine doesn't create elements. 1h57m Cwd: different return

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): December 2017 Report Wed, 07-Feb-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    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 4 tickets were reviewed or worked on. 22.84 #127743 32-bit build warnings/build issues #127743 finish up 32-bit testing, commits, work on other unaddressed Storable issues, 64-bit frozen data #127743 handle 32-bit frozen data as unsigned, add support

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  • Grant Extension Request: Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering (Jonathan Worthington) Tue, 23-Jan-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    Jonathan Worthington has requested an extension of $10,000 for his Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 200 hours to this work. His previous work was successfully delivered as reported in the latest report. This funding will come from the Perl 6 Core Development Fund. Will Coke Coleda agreed to continue the grant manager's role. Before we make a decision on this extension

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Zefram): Grant Report for Dec 2017 Wed, 17-Jan-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    This is a monthly report by Zefram on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. The hours that I have worked in 2017-12 pursuant to my TPF core maintenance grant are as follows. 22h40m socket SOCK_CLOEXEC 21h58m review tickets 16h19m review mail 12h47m smartmatch 11h19m Perl segfaults in BEGIN, write to null pointer,

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): November 2017 Report Mon, 15-Jan-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    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. Two tickets were worked on. 17.98 #127743 work out a practical fix, work on implementation #127743 finish implementation testing #127743 commit, work on fix for network retrieves of large objects, fix some -DDEBUGGING build issues #127743 build issues,

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