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Re: Future Perl development

February 28, 2007 10:19
Re: Future Perl development
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--- Renée Bäcker <> wrote:

> These articles have to be published in popular magazines like the 
> linux-magazine.

Careful with that!  One of the problems we've faced when discussing
this before is that we can't just randomly figure out where to place
the articles.  If we're going to spend a chunk of the money the Perl
community has given us, we need very clear goals on what we hope to
achieve and target the money accordingly.  That means that
linux-magazine might be a great choice or it might not.  It's tough to
know without a clear goal and some knowledge of the demographics of
their readers.

There are some folks who think we need to target the technology
choosers (who are quite often the people who shouldn't be choosing
technology) and letting the PHBs know that Perl is still an awesome
language.  I know this is a bone of contention with some folks, but
just discussing what we're going to do without a clear understanding of
why we're going to do it and what goals we have (even if vague!)
wouldn't be right.  What's worse, it could lead to our irresponsibly
spending people's contributions and *that* would be awful.



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