Help TPF Fund Grants!
- We would double the budget of the Grants Committee for this quarter, to $10,000;
- The Grants Committe would not only vote on approve/deny for the grant proposals, but also rank order them;
- I would appeal to the community to help us fund approved grants that ranked outside of the budget the GC was provided.
The list of grants and their dispositions that you see in "Alberto's posting, http://news.perlfoundation.org/2008/06/2008q2_grants_results.html":http://news.perlfoundation.org/2008/06/2008q2_grants_results.html, reflects this strategy. These grants are listed in Alberto's posting in their rank ordering. My posting here is meant to give information on this situation to all members of the Perl community and to ask for your help to fund the grants we can't fund without your help.
If you would like to help us fund more of these grants, here's what you can do to help. Please visit our "donation page, https://donate.perlfoundation.org/index.pl?node=Contribution%20Info":https://donate.perlfoundation.org/index.pl?node=Contribution%20Info. In the "For" drop-down, select "Perl Development Fund". In the comments box, please write "2008Q2 grants". For any funds received for the next month (until July 2/2008) we will dedicate them towards the rank-ordered list of grants. Any donations collected that for whatever reason we are not able to apply to the 2008Q2 rank-ordered grants we will allocate to the GC in future granting rounds.
One additional word -- of all the approved grants, only one (SMOP) concerned Perl 6. We are able to fund this out of the "targeted Perl 6 donation we received 2 weeks ago from Ian Hague, http://news.perlfoundation.org/2008/05/tpf_receives_large_donation_in.html":http://news.perlfoundation.org/2008/05/tpf_receives_large_donation_in.html. The $10,000 budget does not include this grant. This way we can approve more funding to enable as many grants as possible.
Thank you for your support of these great grant proposals from Perl community members.