Grant Extension Request: Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Tony Cook)
Wed, 20-May-2020 by
Tony Cook has requested an extension of $20,000 for his [Maintaining Perl 5](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2013/05/grant-application-maintaining.html) grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work.
During this grant he sent regular reports to the p5p mailing list as well as providing monthly summary reports that have been published on this site, the most recent of which are linked below:
- [February 2020](https://news.perlfoundation.org/post/tony-report-20-02)
- [March 2020](https://news.perlfoundation.org/post/tony-report-20-03)
- [April 2020](https://news.perlfoundation.org/post/tony-report-20-04)
Before we make a decision on this extension, we would like to have a period of community consultation. Please leave feedback in the comments field below by May 27, 2020.
The funds for this extension would come from the [Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund](https://www.perlfoundation.org/perl-5-core-maintenance-fund.html).
Tony does a great job and the value of his work cannot be understated
Tony and his work are essential to the Perl language and I strongly support this grant being extended. His work is solid, thoughtful, detailed, and critical. Tony is also a member of the security team, working on numerous security issues.