Patrick Michaud awarded Perl 6 Development Grant as a joint initiative by The Perl Foundation and Mozilla Foundation
Tue, 06-Nov-2007 by
It is with great pleasure that The Perl Foundation and Mozilla Foundation announce a major new Perl 6 Development Grant. The recipient of the grant is Patrick Michaud, the Perl 6 compiler pumpking and lead programmer of a Perl 6 implementation based on Parrot and on his own work on the Perl 6 compiler and grammar. The grant will provide Patrick with four months of support for this work beginning November 1, 2007. Patrick will receive US$15,000 over this time, with $10,000 of the funding coming from Mozilla Foundation and $5,000 from The Perl Foundation.
The goals for this development grant are:
In order to ensure the proper management and progress for this grant TPF asked Jesse Vincent to be the Grant Manager. Jesse has graciously accepted this volunteer position. Jesse is a noted Perl community member and he has worked as the Perl 6 project manager for the past several years. Additionally, he (through his company, Best Practical Solutions) has supported the Perl 6 effort through a series of microgrants.
Patrick Michaud and The Perl Foundation will provide grant progress updates and summaries at http://news.perlfoundation.org.
- To have a Perl 6 on Parrot implementation that supports commonly-used Perl 6 constructs;
- Improvements to the Perl 6 test suite;
- To substantially complete the Parrot Compiler Toolkit, including documentation;
- Increased community participation in Perl 6 and Parrot development, including development efforts on other languages utilizing Parrot and the Parrot Compiler Toolkit.