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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think it is the right moment to start asking fundamental questions about the fundamental design of the whole thing. The fundamental question is: How TPF board, the ultimate authority in the organization that controls copyright on intellectual property being created by entire Perl Community, is representative of Perl Community? Is it possible for Board of 4 members to adequately represent Perl Community? Is it possible for self-appointed narrow group of people to be the ultimate authority over the work don
    • While I understand your concerns, and they're obviously heartfelt, I'd like to clear up what I see as a serious misconception:

      You're ceding TPF far more authority than it has, or wants. I may be the newly-minted president of TPF, but I certainly don't consider it or myself the "ultimate authority" over All Things Perl. I view TPF much more as a steward, and an advocate, than a ruling elite. We're part of the community, acting in its service, not its masters.

      Can we do a better job of serving the community, listening to it, and keeping it informed? Good heavens, yes. In fact, that's a pretty good summary of my top priorities.

      TPF is not the All-Powerful Perl Oligarchy. There isn't one, and there shouldn't be.

      • I view TPF much more as a steward, and an advocate, than a ruling elite. We're part of the community, acting in its service, not its masters.

        That is exactly what the issue is. Leadership is not about ruling elite, masters and servants. Every community needs right leadership, and TPF can only do a real service to Community if it assumes true leadership role. And TPF, as it is now, is half-way for the true leadership role. But only half-way, cause true leadership of the Community is not possible if TPF bo