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February 28, 2007 05:04
Re: Re: Future Perl development
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On 2/28/07,
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> *) search for companies that use Perl a lot
> **) provide this list to workshop organisers (to ask for sponsoring)

There needs to be a well advertised way to do this without releasing
the source of the information.

I suspect many firms would consider this kind of information at lest
sensitive, so many employees wouldnt want to provide the information
unless they had a very good basis to believe that their identitiy
would be protected. For instance in some cases it may not be
sufficient to just protect their identity, it may be necessary to
avoid mentioning what the use is for. Which probably makes it harder
to exploit the information, but IMO is necessary to get the
information to flow.

Also it occurs to me that Perl doesnt ship with any documentation on
this stuff. Or if it does its not prominent in the documentation. If
we had a perladvocacy.pod or perldonate.pod or something like that in
shipping perls I think wed be much more likely to get both verbal and
financial  feedback.

Of course financial feedback would require a clearly identifiable
place to make the donation to, would have to have European
representation so that the donation could be tax-deductable in the
country of donation, and would have to have a high level of financial
transparency. It would also have to support directed donations. I
doubt many large scale commerical endeavours would be willing to
donate to speculative development efforts (although id love to wrong),
but would be willing to donate to a well established project that they
are already using.

Eg: Currently if you donate to TPF from Europe you can't claim it on
your taxes FWIK. Certainly not in Germany.


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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