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Archived News: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001.

October 16, 2005
New President, Steering Committee Members Announced

Bill Odom has been appointed president of The Perl Foundation, and four new members have been elected to its Steering Committee, the Perl Foundation announced today.

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August 2, 2005
2005 White Camel Awards

The Perl Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2005 White Camel awards. The awards were announced today, by David H. Adler at the 2005 O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon.

Stas Bekman
Stas Bekman has been a tireless advocate for large-scale applications in Perl and, of course, mod_perl. He went from an occasional asker of questions on the mod_perl list to answering many questions, and had the forethought to write it all down, creating and maintaining the mod_perl guide which quickly grew to over 600 pages. Recently, he made himself available for free talks to Perl Mongers groups during a trip covering North America, Australia, the Middle East and elsewhere.
Eric Cholet
Eric Cholet may be familiar to you as the technical manager of the YAPC Europe Foundation and as co-author of A Conference Toolkit (ACT), which has been used to administer several European YAPCs. More importantly, though, he works behind the scenes at perl.org, moderating the mailing lists we all use. If you've noticed the absence of spam on a perl.org mailing list, filters help, but Eric catches what falls through.
Andy Lester
Andy Lester is one of the prominent voices advocating testing and quality assurance. He has written extensively on the importance of good testing and maintains qa.perl.org. He is also the creator and project leader of Phalanx, which is devoted to improving tests and test coverage of Perl and CPAN modules to maintain quality as development continues. Phalanx encourages interaction between programmers by having groups of developers work together to improve test coverage on the most used CPAN modules.

July 25, 2005
Summer of Code: Refactor Pirate...

The Perl Foundation took part in Google's Summer of Code program and managed to get 8 projects funded. This is the eighth in a series of informal interviews finding out more information about these projects. Up now is Curtis Hall with "Refactor Pirate so that the intermediate code emitter is independent of the Python parse tree (AST)".

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July 19, 2005
YAPC::NA::2006 Call for Venue

With the close of another successful YAPC::NA, it is now time to throw open the call for venues for next year's (2006) YAPC::NA conference.

You can get details on what a YAPC venue needs at http://www.yapc.org/venue-reqs.txt. When making your proposal, in addition to venue information and possible dates, do please make sure to include details on airport locations, local public transit (as well as transit to the venue from the airport!), local cultural attractions, and accommodation information. (See the docs for more details) The more information you provide, within reason, the better.

As with last year, we are also making available the different categories, and weight for those categories, for prospective proposers. Please visit http://yapc.org/yapc-crit.txt for more information on this. This shows the catgeories under which venues will be reviewed to be able to bring another great conference to you, at the lowest cost possible.

Send the proposals to yapc-venues AT yetanother DOT org. Proposals are due by Friday, September 2 2005, with a decision due on September 16 2005. (If the summertime vacation blahs catch everyone out we may extend the deadline. Don't count on that) This gives about N weeks, which should be manageable, and should still fit within most college and university scheduling requirements.

This is your chance to bring a YAPC to your town. It's a very rewarding experience, and is a great way to give to the Perl community. If you have questions about writing a proposal, you can send them to yapc-venues AT yetanother DOT org.

July 18, 2005
Summer of Code: Compiler/Optimizer Improvements to Parrot

The Perl Foundation took part in Google's Summer of Code program and managed to get 8 projects funded. This is the seventh in a series of informal interviews finding out more information about these projects. Up now is Curtis Rawls with "Compiler/Optimizer Improvements to Parrot".

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July 15, 2005
Summer of Code: BitTorrent Peer Library For Perl

The Perl Foundation took part in Google's Summer of Code program and managed to get 8 projects funded. This is the sixth in a series of informal interviews finding out more information about thes e projects. Up now is Josh McAdams with "BitTorrent Peer Library For Perl".

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July 14, 2005
Summer of Code: Extended Type Inference System for Perl 5

The Perl Foundation took part in Google's Summer of Code program and managed to get 8 projects funded. This is the fifth in a series of informal interviews finding out more information about these projects. Up now is Gary Jackson with "Extended Type Inference System for Perl 5".

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July 14, 2005
Allison on TPF Financial Details

Why can't we see where our donation money goes? We see appeals for money, and donations going into a bottomless pit, and the occasional "$4,000 to X, $50,000 to Y" go past. But where's the annual report with the actual details of what was earned and what was spent and where, and how much you have in the bank at the end of each year?

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July 12, 2005
Summer of Code: WWW:Kontent - A Perl 6 CMS

The Perl Foundation took part in Google's Summer of Code program and managed to get 8 projects funded. This is the fourth in a series of informal interviews finding out more information about these projects. Up now is Brent Royal-Gordon with "WWW:Kontent - A Perl 6 Content Management System".

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July 11, 2005
Summer of Code: Perl "Megadistro"

The Perl Foundation took part in Google's Summer of Code program and managed to get 8 projects funded. This is the third in a series of informal interviews finding out more information about these projects. Up now is David Buchman with "Perl Megadistro".

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July 9, 2005
Summer of Code: A Generational, Thread-Aware GC for Parrot

The Perl Foundation took part in Google's Summer of Code program and managed to get 8 projects funded. This is the second in a series of informal interviews finding out more information about these projects. Up now is Alexandre Buisse with "A Generational, Thread-Aware GC for Parrot".

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