"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."