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  • Imo there should be at least a reference implementation of Perl6 written in Perl5 first. Then people would have a goal to reach for with new implementations. So far all seem to get lost in details on the way, which always results in burning out sooner or later.
  • I've always seen open source projects (be it parrot or a small CPAN module) as split into two.

    There is the implementation side of a project, and there is the strategic side of a project.

    Many many projects screw up at a strategic level because, frankly, their management sucks.

    CPAN as a whole tends to get it right, specifically because it makes no assumptions about how the code should be managed (only how it is released) and the permissions model allows for people to take over modules easily when the original
    • Thus my preference to just hand out commit as often as possible.

      A management problem lurks in that as well, however. Do you vet contributors such that they assign you some sort of copyright or perpetual license to the code they write? I squawked about the potential release of Pugs into the public domain for several reasons. One was my potential legal liability as a contributor.

      This also worked for Audrey with pugs, but may have been let down by the whole blead GHC problem making the barriers to con