Slash Boxes
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • by Matts (1087) on 2002.07.03 13:30 (#10198) Journal
    I can agree with individuals thinking like that - often there are more significant things going on in the world than supporting a programming language. But corporates need to take a long hard look at how much they spend on Visual Studio  .NET and MSDN subscriptions, and realise just how much they get for free from perl.

    Yes, I speak of this as someone from a company who has not yet donated. I'm trying.
    • You aren't getting it, so I'll be more blunt.

      I was a grant officer for a foundation for a number of years and one of the sometimes written rules of thumb was "If the organisation doesn't care enough to get the community involved, we can't be bothered." It's a big red flag. Why should any company give money to this foundation when so many seem to think themselves above doing so? They won't or maybe a few will, but they shouldn't until this community figures out that supporting the foundation from within is

      • I didn't say I thought myself above giving (for whatever it's worth, I changed jobs and took a massive pay cut, and so live to the very edge of my salary - giving simply isn't on the schedule right now).

        I wouldn't even dream of arguing that people should think of not helping out with TPF. If they can, they should. But, I can see Simon's point, that we don't *need* Perl 6. Not like those starving in Africa *need* a meal. That's all. Make of it what you will.

        On the flip side, TPF does *need* us, so if you c