May 2018 Grant Votes
Sun, 29-Jul-2018 by
The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the May 2018 round. My apologies for the delay.
There were two proposals this round, but neither submission was approved.
* [Introduction to Application Development with Perl 6](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2018/06/grant-proposal-introduction-to.html)
Voting results: Not approved: 4 no votes, 5 abstentions
The committee is hesitant to fund a book at this time; there are several books on the market today; how would a freshman effort compare
to the already available books?
An alternative suggestion was to break down the work into much smaller deliverables (like articles), and submit a single one
of those as a proposal.
Several members suggested that Perl6 grants focused on the ecosystem (modules) would be more likely to be approved (and we have a recent history of funding core work
* [App::rs - The first reference counting CPAN client](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2018/06/grant-proposal-apprs---the-fir.html)
Voting results: Not approved: 6 no votes, 3 abstentions.
Given the number of existing options for installing modules, this project was viewed as having limited community benefits.
Additionally, considered to be difficult to complete correctly, so a higher risk.
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