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February 28, 2007 07:43
Re: Future Perl development
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--- demerphq <> wrote:

> This seems like something that should be handled by the donations to
> TPF (or some similar organization) by hiring a professional to do it
> right.  Isnt this exactly why we have a donation fund? So that we can
> pay to get the stuff that we arent good at done properly by a
> professional?

Speaking from my experience running the TPF Grant Committee, I can
promise you that while I do like this idea, I also know we could
potentially expect howls of protest from folks.  Hell, I can't tell you
how many times we've approved a very worthwhile grant only for me to
get an email or see a posting from someone about what an incredible
waste of money X is.[1]

Personally I'd love for someone to float a trial balloon in front of
the Perl community about this idea.


[1]  Actually, my favorite complaint is from people telling me that if
we don't get enough done, we should just get more volunteers.  That's
when my brain comes close to melting from trying to figure out whether
I should laugh or choke them to death.


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