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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You know, Bill called me when he found out he would be accepting the job and I told him rather frankly that he was crazy for even thinking about taking the job with this sinking ship and that, aside from the need for transparency, if he could do nothing else it would be to make sure TPF stop treating volunteers and donors like expendable shit found on the bottom of their shoes.

    The problem with this organization is not money or a lack thereof. An organization that has no capacity to thank its donors prop

    • by Alias (5735) on 2006.03.30 9:16 (#46879) Homepage Journal
      Most of your efforts, community participation and comments predate my entry to the Perl community, so I'm afraid can't relate as well as others.

      I just wish sometimes you would articulate your complaints with a little less pesimism, and a little more clarity. Behind the venom I've always you to have good ideas, and so I thank you for the comments. Maybe it IS a crazy idea, it _was_ pretty late, and I _was_ essentially pulling ideas out my ass to see what might pollinate from them.

      The feedback from this, and in private emails, have been interesting.

      Allison was definately starting to improve towards the end, and I hope others can learn from her that the members of "the Perl community" extend further than the people you happen to talk to personally, or in IRC.

      And I certainly don't consider it "busting on". We spoke about this at OSCON, and I consider it more of a nudge, albeit done in the public eye given the nature of the position as primarily the interface between the public and the organisation.

      If I was bitching about the TPF seriously, I'd be giving a rant of an entirely different kind, researched, with details, and a preparedness to actually back it up. And in both my physical locality, and availability, that would be inappropriate.

      So for now I'll just stick to writing Parse::Perl, improving the quality of Perl tools, writing an refactoring Perl editor, bringing Win32 up to a first class platform, scaling up CPAN Testers, looking after PAUSE permissions, maintaining half a dozen modules other people wrote, and trying to get some real work done.

      I'll get back you on The Perl Foundation after I've finished those.

      (and since people seem to be jumping to conclusions again, that's not a critique of our contribution. I know what you do, and thanks again)