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

“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
(http://www.valinux.com), Manning
(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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