Grants: September 2019 Votes
Fri, 04-Oct-2019 by
The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the September/October 2019 round.
There was one proposal this round, which was not approved.
**[Curating Perl 6 Documentation
](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2019/09/grant-proposal-curating-perl-6.html)** (5,000 USD)
**Voting results: Not approved: 0 YES votes, 9 NO votes, 1 abstention
The committee members raised several issues with the proposal (some of which were echoed in the public comments on the proposal).
The proposal seems to primarily be ticket queue maintenance rather than the work of generating documentation or tooling.
While some mention is made of the types of tickets, there's no indication that these will be resolved by completing the tasks,
only that the ticket queue will be groomed.
The deliverables section does have a single (non-queue) item:
"Improve efficiency of generation of html site". However this item has no details on what that work would involve.
We suggest that future proposals include a larger percentage of implementation vs. grooming, with more details on steps to
accomplish tasks, and in general for applicants of the standard grant committee grants to avoid an approach based on time spent rather than milestones achieved. There are [special](https://www.perlfoundation.org/perl-5-core-maintenance-fund.html) [funds](https://www.perlfoundation.org/perl-6-development-fund.html) (not maintained by the Grants Committee) that cover a more time-based approach.
We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin early November. You can [submit proposals](https://www.perlfoundation.org/how-to-write-a-proposal.html) at any time.
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Note: while the article is dated 1 Oct, it was not posted until 4 Oct - The date apparently calculated from an original draft.