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Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture
A Mythical Perl-based Commercial Company
For fun, and to better understand why this sort of thing happens, let's consider what might transpire if Perl 5 or Perl 6 formed the crucial core software of a commercial closed-source company writing customer-facing software in cross-functional Scrum teams.
Such a company exists. It's the same company that hosts the official repository of the Perl sources, which has donated a large amount of money to TPF a few years ago, and has been sponsoring YAPC's both in North America and Europe. The company is called Bookings