Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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For sometime there has been discussion that the corporate world needs to recognize its use of Perl and contribute to its continued development. I know there have been several corporate contributions in the past, but the majority of donations more recently has come from small companies and individuals, for whom the contributions have been a very notable amount. I'm not sure whether Firebird Management LLC would be classed as a corporate, but it would be wonderful to see others following their lead.
The Perl community is indebted to all those involved in the discussions, and I for one, am looking forward to seeing the fruits of this donation. Brilliant, just brilliant.