The Perl Foundation

The Perl Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code.

The Perl Foundation coordinates the efforts of numerous grass-roots Perl-based groups including:

The Perl Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code. The Perl Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Holland, Michigan.

May 5, 2006
Coverity confirms success of Perl's testing strategy

A recent study of open source software by Coverity, Inc showed that Perl's quality is impressively free of bugs and defects. Ben Chelf, Coverity's CTO, commented that "of the LAMP stack, Perl had the best defect density, well past standard deviation and better than the average."

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April 17, 2006
Google Summer of Code

The Perl Foundation is proud to be participating in this years Google Summer of Code. Visit our Summer Of Code site for details and project ideas. Student applications accepted starting May 1st.

December 18, 2005
Ponie project in transition

Ponie is the project name for Perl 5.12, a bridge between Perl 5 and Perl 6. Ponie will bring Perl 5 to Parrot, the virtual machine at the heart of Perl 6. A project of this size and complexity takes plenty of talent, and plenty of support, to complete. The first phase of the project has come to an end, and a new one is beginning.

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December 15, 2005
Perl patches fix sprintf buffer overflow

The Perl community has released a fix to the sprintf function that was recently discovered to have a buffer overflow in very specific cases. All Perl users should consider updating immediately.

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December 13, 2005
Updated Perl modules alleviate Webmin security flaw

The Perl community has updated the core module Sys::Syslog to help alleviate a security hole in the Webmin web administration package. All Webmin users should update immediately to the updated version of Sys::Syslog.

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