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2008Q2 Grants Results

posted by brian_d_foy on 2008.06.03 4:12   Printer-friendly

It took a long time, but for this round we had a big number of excellent proposals. Unfortunately TPF is unable to fund all the proposed grants as they exceed the funds available for Grants. Thus, TPF GC ranked proposals accordingly with its relevance to the community, and the first few were funded.

These are the funded proposals:

  • Perl on a Stick, by Adam Kennedy
  • Test::Builder 2, by Michael Schwern
  • Make localtime() and gmtime() Work Past 2038, by Michael Schwern
  • Fixing Bugs in the Archive::Zip Perl Module, by Alan Haggai Alavi
  • SMOP - Simple Meta Object Programming, by Daniel Ruoso

As a side note, the last proposal was funded using Perl 6 funds, from Ian Hague donation, and thus, outside the GC budget.

Follow the proposals that, although accepted, will not be funded:

  • Perl Survey, by Kieren Diment
  • Module Installation Configuration Wizard, by Michael Schwern
  • Improve POE::Component::IRC, by Hinrik Örn Sigurðsson
  • CPAN Stability Project, by Michael Schwern
  • Extending BSDPAN, by Colin Smith
  • Automatic INSTALL generation, by Michael Schwern

Unfortunately, there was a few proposals that did not convince the committee, and were rejected. Without any particular order:

  • Add Perl support to Netbeans, by Sven Dowideit
  • CatalystX::Installer Application, by Paul Cain
  • Perl Tables, by Herbert Breunung
  • - revision control for all of CPAN, by Eric Wilhelm
  • Extending the Blog Normalize project, by David Moreno
  • DBEditor, by Grant Grueninger

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2008Q3 Call for Grant Proposals [+]
The Perl Foundation is looking at giving some grants ranging from $500 to $3000 in August 2008.

In the past, we've supported Adam Kennedy's PPI and Strawberry Perl, Nicholas Clark's work on Perl internals, Jouke Visser's pVoice, Chris Dolan on Perl::Critic and many others (just check for more references).

You don't have to have a large, complex, or lengthy project. You don't even have to be a Perl master or guru. If you have a good idea and the means and ability to accomplish it, we want to hear from you!

Do you have something that could benefit the Perl community but just need that little extra help? Submit a grant proposal by July 31.

As a general rule, a properly formatted grant proposal is more likely to be approved if it meets the following criteria

  • It has widespread benefit to the Perl community or a large segment of it.
  • We have reasons to believe that you can accomplish your goals.
  • We can afford it.

To submit a proposal see the guidelines at and TPF rules of operation at Then send your proposal to tpf-proposals @

On August 1st, proposals will be made available publicly (on this blog) for public discussion, as it happened in the previous round. So, please make it clear in your proposal if it should not be public.

Note that accepted but not funded proposals in the previous round do not need to be re-submitted.

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