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  Comment: In liquidation (Score 1) on 2009.08.19 6:55

by essuu on 2009.08.19 6:55 (#70169)
Attached to: What was the fate of Fotango?

According to Companies House (the keeper of records for UK companies), Fotango Limited is in liquidation. Strictly speaking the account is an asset of the company and you would need to contact the liquidator to get permission to re-assign it (unless the PAUSE T&Cs allow you to re-assign stale accounts) but the code has been released to the public domain (within the bounds of the perl licence) so adding a co-maintainer shouldn't be a problem.

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  Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) on 2008.12.05 10:42

by essuu on 2008.12.05 10:42 (#66282)
Attached to: Will you use Perl?

I hear that. This topic certainly seems to stir people up :-)

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  Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) on 2008.12.05 10:25

by essuu on 2008.12.05 10:25 (#66279)
Attached to: Will you use Perl?

Who "owns" perl.org - they need to be in on and supportive of any plan to improve it ?

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  Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) on 2008.12.05 5:54

by essuu on 2008.12.05 5:54 (#66272)
Attached to: Will you use Perl?

I completely agree that diversity is good but every project/product/language needs a focal point. It helps beginners find their way into the language and the commmunity that surrounds it. I don't think it would be a stretch to suggest that the languages with the best buzz have the best focal points.

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/
http://www.php.net/
http://www.python.org/
http://www.perl.org/

Which one would you find most appealing as a newcomer ?

For that reason, the resources that are listed on the "official" language page are very important.

I don't believe that further fragmentation will help promote perl any better. Improving what we have is more important and I am willing to put some resources into that but as they're not my sites to improve I need the support of those that do own them.

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