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LinuxPR: Yet Another Society Community Funded Perl Development Grant Awarded to Damian Conway

Oct 30, 2000, 18:59 (0 Talkback[s])

"In an unprecedented two week contribution period, users, programmers, and companies involved with the Perl community raised enough funding to grant Damian Conway the first-ever Perl Development Grant through the Yet Another Society (http://yetanother.org)."

"The community just came together immediately and turned this from a possibility into a reality, in an unbelievably short time. Damian has been one of the most active members of the Perl community, and now he has a chance to spend a year working on something he really cares about -- Perl," said Kevin Lenzo, the president of Yet Another Society. "Individuals and companies that care about Perl have carried out a new kind of patronage here."

"Blackstar (http://www.blackstar.co.uk), an on-line video sales company, offered US$27,500 in matching contributions at the start of the fund raising, amounting to half of what was needed to buy out Dr. Conway's obligations at Monash University in Australia. Other major contributions came from VA Linux (http://www.valinux.com), Manning Publications (http://www.manning.com), Stonehenge Consulting (http://www.stonehenge.com), O'Reilly Publications (http://www.oreilly.com), and from several individuals. Funding over the base amount is to be used for travel and expenses."

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