missingthepoint's Journal http://use.perl.org/~missingthepoint/journal/ missingthepoint's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-02-08T18:07:30+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 missingthepoint's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~missingthepoint/journal/ A Commitment to Perl http://use.perl.org/~missingthepoint/journal/39359?from=rss <p>"<b>Hacker culture is a gift culture</b>", or so quoth ESR. (And I'm probably paraphrasing.)</p><p>Also, competence matters (ibid).</p><p>Those memes in your mind, let me present you a conundrum: how does one gift the culture when less-than-competent?</p><p>I am talking about myself. Yes, I openly admit to being less-than-competent. I simply can't run with most of those in #perl6, and many other places.</p><p>But I would like to "gift the culture" nevertheless. As I've hinted, I'd specifically like to contribute to Perl 6. I believe in it.</p><p>So here is my plan. I hereby donate 20 hours of each week to Perl 6. And I would like some leaders in teh Perl 6 community to direct how that is spent, particularly right now, initially.</p><p>"Direct" can be simple (saying "learn PIR" for instance, and sending me on my way).</p><p>It can be complex ("Ben, jnthn is refactoring some PGE stuff, and doesn't have time to do X today. Can you spend some hours seeing if Y is feasible?").</p><p>I would like to give the main Perl 6 people exactly what they want. As best I divine, that's "contributors". I have one.</p><p>Perl 6 people: you are being given a little helper, to task, to put to use (not "use") as you see fit. Put him to use wisely.</p><p> <b>Meta</b>: this is an interesting sociological experiment. I'm giving you <i>time</i>, and as much say over that time as you desire.</p><p>What will happen? Hopefully, Perl 6 will benefit. Perhaps, I'll just be considered a nutjob. Both possibilities hold a certain appeal for me, the former slightly more so.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p> missingthepoint 2009-07-28T01:33:28+00:00 journal