During our annual meeting I asked Nicholas a small question ("When will we get 5.10.1" - ok, not a small question..), which resulted in some interesting ranting and discussions. Of course, we didn't find any silver bullet, but I'd still like to get some feedback from whoever cares...
So, say you have a quite bigish amount of money, let's say 25.000 Euro . How would you spend it to help Perl?
In the end, most/all of the people who could do the hard things (like working on Perl internals, releasing new Perl versions,
Anyway, if somebody comes up with a convincing plan, it might be realised if we can get the needed money (but see !
0: as you might know, Vienna.pm actually has that much money earmarked for "advancements of Perl", so this post isn't that hypothetical.
1: read 'project manager'
2: Of course there are exceptions like Jonathan who are a) exceptionally well suited for their "community job" and b) actually have some time they can trade for money.