Maintaining Perl 5 - Grant Extension Request
Mon, 29-Feb-2016 by
Tony Cook has requested an extension of $20,000 for his [Maintaining Perl 5 grant](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2013/05/grant-application-maintaining.html). This grant has been running successfully since July 2013. If this extension is grounded it would allow Tony to devote another 400 hours to the project. The funds for this extension would come from the [Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund](http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl_5_core_maintenance_fund).
As well as posting reports on the p5p mailing list Tony provides detailed monthly reports, the most recent of which can be found in the following blog posts:
- [January 2016](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2016/02/maintaining-perl-5-grant-repor-26.html)
- [December 2015](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2016/02/maintaining-perl-5-grant-repor-25.html)
- [November 2015](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2016/01/maintaining-perl-5-grant-repor-24.html)
Before we make a decision on this extension we would like to have a period of community consultation for seven days. Please leave feedback in the comments or, if you prefer, email your comments to karen at perlfoundation.org.
Any chance you can double the amount and get him cloned? I think Tony does more of the day-to-day grunt work of keeping core development moving than anyone else. Whether wrangling the ticket queue, offering feedback on and applying patches, or working up solutions to bugs (some of them security-related), he seems to be everywhere (except the endless debates, where he's wisely absent). The things he works on really need doing and I very much hope you will keep him at it.
I'm always impressed by the amount of Tony's contributions, so I support the extension.
Thank you for all your hard work Tony, and thank you to the Perl Foundation for continuing to fund his work.
Please do extend his grant.
Tony's work on the Perl core has been great and I would like to see it continue.