2003 Grants

May Grants

  • Arthur Bergman - for improving Perl threads maturity and adding threading support to POE (in cooperation with DynDNS.org and Stas Bekman).
  • Daniel Grunblatt - for extending the Parrot JIT to emit an executable.
  • Autrijus Tang - for adding pubkeys to CPAN.pm, Module::Build, and PAR. This work is now completed.
  • Leopold Tötsch - for travel expenses to YAPC::EU to coordinate with core Parrot developers.

More details on the Second Quarter Grants.


September Grants

  • Daniel Grunblatt - to port the Parrot JIT to IA-64 and HPPA.
  • Peter Sergeant - to aid development of RTF parsing modules.
  • Autrijus Tang - develop an I18N framework for Slashcode. Autrijus will be presenting this work at YAPC::Taipei.
  • Leopold Totsch - to rework the Parrot packfile code for multiple code segments.
  • Larry Wall - for continuing contributions to Perl.

More details on the Third Quarter Grants.


December Grants

  • Damian Conway - to complete the Perl6::Rules module.
  • Mark Jason Dominus - to work on a replacement for Perl's debugger and to complete his work on lexically scoped pragmas

More details on the Fourth Quarter Grants.


Fotango Grants

Through the generosity of Fotango, the following two long-term grants have been funded.
  • July 2003 - Arthur Bergman - Ponie (2 years)

    Ponie is a bridge between Perl 5 and Perl 6. The Perl 5 interpreter will be rewritten to run on Parrot, the Perl 6 virtual machine. This will ensure the future of the millions of lines of Perl 5 code at thousands of companies around the world.

  • December 2003 - Abhijit Menon-Sen (10 months)

    A generalised instrumentation framework for the Perl programming language. Perl programmers everywhere will benefit from the enhanced reliability and accuracy of new profiling tools.


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