Following a year of accelerating change in the Open Source and wider digital ecosystems, the Foundation continues to develop and build momentum.
We have continued the monthly community meetings and are pleased to see new faces throughout.
2023 saw the publication of the second TPRF prospectus. This provides a valuable tool to share the aims and activities of the Foundation.
The 2024 prospectus is in development and will be published ahead of the annual conference in June in Las Vegas (https://tprc.us/tprc-2024-las/). If you have feedback on the 2023 prospectus or input to the next publication, please get in touch in February by emailing email@example.com.
This year, we are likely to see a greater shift across the digital world, and the most significant regulatory development our industry has experienced, particularly in the domains of security and sustainability. There is lots to do.
Our continued development is driven by initiatives from the volunteer board supported by a paid administrator and dedicated community.
I would like to express my personal gratitude to my fellow board members as well as the efforts invested by everyone across the Perl and Raku communities.
We must also not forget the wider Open Source and commercial communities and organisations whose work we build on.
Our conferences, administration, operations and support of the maintainers would not be possible without support from our sponsors and for this, we are all grateful.
## New board members
With two nominations in 2023 (https://news.perlfoundation.org/post/ruthboardqapp, https://news.perlfoundation.org/post/bruceboardapp), I am pleased to announce that the Board voted in December and both candidates have been invited to join the board in January 2024.
I welcome both Bruce Gray and Ruth Holloway to the board of the Perl and Raku Foundation.
With this additional capacity, we expect that we can strengthen community support, and better develop fund raising.
Also, Todd Rinaldo will be taking on the infrastructure role for TPRF.
### Our priority for 2024
For the coming year, we will focus on developing sponsorships and funding. This includes increased outreach to current sponsors as well as identifying the significant users of Perl and Raku. This is important more than ever given the regulatory landscape changes.
> Do you work for a company who relies on Perl or Raku? What can we do to better support them? Would they support the Foundation, to support the sustainability and development of the languages and associated projects? If so, do get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org
Our standing priority is to continue to support the Perl and Raku communities through our regular activities such as grant and fund management, legal and administrative matters, and conferences, plus many others.
### How you can help
Please share our prospectus and tell us what we should include in 2024, join us in Las Vegas and see how you can get involved https://www.perlfoundation.org/get-involved.html
Want to get to know us? Join the monthly communities meeting every third Friday of the month 17:30 UTC. You will be able to join us online using this Zoom Meeting: