Perl 6
Perl 6 Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters: Revision 6



Please do whatever you can to help The Perl Foundation find more donors, sponsors, and supporters for Perl 6 and Parrot development.

Lists within the following sections have the most recent items at the top. (To get a more-compact layout, sub-bullets are used for indented paragraphs, to avoid standard blank lines.)

(Still under construction -- the following sections will be supplemented with dates, amounts, targeted use, and a paragraph or so of related information.)


  • 2008-05-14 -- $200,000 -- Ian Hague: Ian Hague funds Perl 6 development through the Perl Foundation. From Perl Buzz report of Perl Foundation News:
    • On May 14, 2008, The Perl Foundation received a philanthropic donation of US$200,000 from Ian Hague. Mr. Hague is a co-founder of Firebird Management LLC, a financial fund management company based in New York City. This donation was the result of extensive discussions between Mr. Hague, The Perl Foundation and a Perl community member who wishes to remain anonymous.
    • The purpose of the donation is to support the development of Perl 6, the next generation of the Perl programming language. Roughly half of the funds will be used to support Perl 6 developers through grants and other means. The balance of the funds will be used by The Perl Foundation to develop its own organizational capabilities. This will allow The Perl Foundation to pursue additional funding opportunities to support Perl 6 development. Mr. Hague wants his contribution to be seed funding in that effort.
    • The Perl Foundation thanks Mr. Hague in the deepest possible terms. This donation is unprecedented in its generosity, scope and vision, and it is precisely what was needed at this junction in the development of Perl 6. We look forward to the greatest of successes with Perl 6, and this contribution is a key part of making that happen. The Perl Foundation will communicate further developments with the Perl community and Mr. Hague as the pieces of this plan are executed.
  • 2008-04-25 -- €1,800 -- funds Jonathan Worthington to work on Rakudo Perl. From Perl Buzz report:
    • From Thomas Klausner:
    • At the Oslo QA Hackathon 2008, during one evening meal, it became evident that Jonathan Worthington would be able to spend even more time hacking on Rakudo Perl if he would get paid a little money for it. As still has some money earmarked for Perl development, we encouraged Jonathan to send us a proposal for funding him. Which he did. And which we accepted.
    • So starting next week, Jonathan will work on Rakudo one full day a week (minimum of 8 hours of work), post about the work on the blog / He will recieve € 150 per day spend working on Rakudo. We estimate that on average he will work 4 days per month. We agreed on funding three months (~ €1,800) and evalute the grant after that time. If everybody is happy, we will continue the grant until the end of 2008, where we will evaluate again (and check if we still have money left).
    • More info available in the WoC Wiki.
  • (2007-nn-nn) -- (amount) -- NLNet: Parrot Grant from NLNet
  • (date) -- (amount) -- The Mozilla Foundation: The Mozilla Foundation and the Perl 6 on Parrot Grant



  • The Perl Foundation
  • "The Parrot Foundation" (Entry to be completed when it goes live.)
  • O'Reilly Media (the people behind They support the weekly Perl 6 design meeting conference calls (and previously supported Larry Wall).


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