On Thursday 08 February 2007 00:41, Nicholas Clark wrote: > > It is a shame that it is not possible to harness the intent and desires > of these companies and turn it into cold hard funding for development > work sufficient to deliver what they need. > It would be a good target for a fund-raising group though. Specifically tasked with: 1. Raising corporate awareness of the _current_ perl, 2. Raising funds from these companies for further development/support. 3. Feeding those funds directly to specific core tasks. Given the recent discussions on this list, it might seem like an uphill battle, but isn't that the point? Something along these lines might even have a positive knock-on side-effect for perl in general. > It's very frustrating to me that (it seems) that lots of firms make (or > save) > lots of time and money using Perl, but that never gets translated back into > development effort. Perl seems to be a one way flow, from us to them. > They rarely even say thank-you. > Predators never do, except when picking the bits out from between their teeth. You/we have to give them a slap. -- Richard Foley Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen http://www.rfi.net/ ps. Please resend any bounced or unanswered emails.