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Monday May 02, 2005
08:32 AM

TPF: A machine for turning money into perl6

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A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. If coffee is not to theorems as money is to perl6, what is the relationship between free open source software and money?

The firestorm at http://use.perl.org/news/05/02/14/1523219.shtml?tid=37&tid=42 seems to have been partly over accounting practices. One poster suggested that people contribute to worthy causes according to their perception of the efficiency of the distributing agency.

I thought that may apply only when there are agencies competing for the donor's money. If there is only one way to contribute to a worthy cause, then your mind is on the worthiness of the cause and less on the efficiency of the cause's agent.

But if such is not the case, why not bring the YAS back into existence, and have it compete with the TPF in the form of a race to fund developers and reach milestones? People might be excited by the prospect of an easy expression of their views about perl6 in the form of a choice of whether to give their money to the YAS or the TPF.

You're supposed to laugh, but I depressed MYSELF.
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