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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Friday March 16, 2007
06:24 AM

Google Summer of Code

[ #32710 ]

This year's Google Summer of Code is upon us. The Perl Foundation isn't participating, but many other organisations are. I've read through all of the project ideas and there are the ones which jumped out at me:

Update: See TPF and SoC 2007.

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  • Before I get all slashdotty (OMFG Perl is dying!), is there a discussion somewhere online about TPF not participating? (The way you say it makes it seem like common knowledge.) I don't see any projects in the list with the word "perl" in them.

    • No I don't believe there was any discussion "online" about this. On the other hand I don't think there any secret discussion on the subject either. Emails were sent to various lists where interested parties might be found and people who had particated in some way or another previously.

      I wouldn't be inclined to see the fact that The Perl Foundation don't have any projects in the SoC as some kind of indication of the imminent demise of the language, rather that a lot of people who might otherwise been involve
      • It's not that the Perl community is not participating, but that TPF is not. The two really aren't the same.

        Previously Google has told me that they only wanted on Perl mentoring organization. If I'd known that TPF wasn't going to participate, Stonehenge would have taken its place. However, TPF still exists in name despite not existing in action, so people defer it it when something requires action. I won't make that mistake again.
        • I've heard through other sources that TPF did apply to participate, so my comment is really a bunch of crap. I'm not sure what the story is, but I've been told there will be a TPF blog post about it soon.