Perl 6
Perl 6 Donations and Fundraising: Revision 9
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^ Introduction

The purpose of this page is to consolidate information and discussions on Perl 6 and Parrot fundraising, with the aim of greatly increasing financial support for Perl 6 development.

This page is intended to become more general in scope:

* The initial focus on financial fundraising doesn't preclude soliciting other types of useful resources (such as test hardware).
* The initial focus on Perl 6 and Parrot doesn't preclude supporting other Perl 6 development efforts (such as Pugs or SMOP).
* The initial focus on the Perl Foundation doesn't preclude soliciting support for other institutions involved with Perl 6 (such as for Universities).
* The initial focus on donations doesn't preclude considering other activities that could support Perl 6 development (such as business-related activities).

Donations and fundraising tend to be an unnecessarily contentious issues. *Please keep the concurrent version of "TIMTOWTDI"<> in mind.*

Also of interest: "Perl 6 Sponsors and Supporters (Thanks!!)"{link: [Perl 6 People] Perl 6 Sponsors and Supporters (Thanks!!)}.

^ How to Help Now

"The Perl Foundation"<> is the focus of Perl support.

^^ Where to Donate Now

To be determined (see "Pending Fundraising Questions" below).

^^ How to Fundraise Now

To be determined (see "Pending Fundraising Questions" below).

^ General Fundraising Discussions

^^ Background

This wiki page had its genesis in the following fundraising thead on Perl 6 Users:


That thread had some independent continuations on the language and compiler groups. There were additional off-list discussions, some of which are also reflected here.

^^ Current Status of Perl 6 Fundraising

^^^ Pending Fundraising Questions

These questions are presently under consideration by the Perl Foundation (as of 2008-02-24), and this section will be updated in a week or two, when key people are available to respond:

* What changes are needed for the Perl Foundation to accept earmarked donations for specific Perl 6 projects, tasks, or developers?
* What will be the process for making such donations?

^^^ Additional Fundraising Questions and Suggestions

These questions and suggestions are next in line:

* Can TPF handle the fundraising pool for funding chromatic for 1 month? (3 people have already offered $500 each, contingent on getting a total of $5,000.)
* Could TPF set up a Perl 6 sabbatical fund to match donations from businesses or individuals with people able to work for one to six weeks on a specific project?

^^ Fundraising Suggestions

^^^ Suggested Task Areas

^^^ Specific Proposals

Want to do additional Perl 6 related work, but need financial support? Put your name, proposed task, proposed duration, and proposed amount here.

* cromatic, critical path Parrot hacking ((copy details from email)), 1 month, $5,000.
* ...

^^ Fundraising 101

^^ Fundraising Cases for Supporting Perl 6 Development

^^^ Generic Case

^^^ Independent Software Vender (ISV) Oriented

^^^ Hardware Oriented

^^^ Open Source Oriented

^^^ Academically Oriented

The role of Perl 6, Parrot, and CPAN6 for developing extended multi-language infrastructure, leading to "programming's new Library of Alexandria" and "WikiCPANpedia".

^^^ Governmental

Much academic work in the USA is funded by federal grants....

^^^ Futurist Oriented

For extreme-meme futurists:

> "Perl 6, the programming language of the "technological Singularity"<>."

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