Sadly (to me), this article highlights why I no longer can support the Perl Foundation.

"The Perl Foundation board has already moved $20,000 from its general fund to the P5CMF (as well as a matching $20,000 to the sister Perl 6 fund) in July of this year..."

In other words, fully 50% of a nice chunk of funds, that were _not_ earmarked for Perl6, but rather given/raised to support "Perl," was diverted away from maintaining the actual useable product.

This is of course not to mention the funds spent to promote "Perl6" at conferences, etc.

If there's a way to donate directly to dave_the_m or Tony Cook via PayPal or something similar, I hope it can be published here. I can't overstate how much I appreciate those wizards wrangling the guts of Perl, incomprehensible to me.

I see that the TPF blog post mentions directed funds, but when I enquired in writing some months ago about making sure that 100% of my donation would go to the Perl 5 maintenance grantees, I got a vague answer to include a note and " Iíll make sure it is accounted to the correct category", but no answer to whether any portion went to general operating expenses (naturally it must, as in any organization).

The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

In reply to Re: Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund running out of funds by 1nickt
in thread Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund running out of funds by haukex

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