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    Meeting Announcements: Dutch Perl Workshop publishes schedule

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.25 8:03   Printer-friendly
    markov writes "The third Dutch Perl Workshop will take place on May 17th. The progam for the day has just been released. Amongst many dutch speakers, Leopold Tötsch will inform us about the latest Parrot developments. Although the main conference language is Dutch, the meeting may still be nice to attent for visitors of SANE 2006 (Europe's version of USENIX) or the Free Software Bazaar which happen at the same day in the same building."

    News: Artistic License 2.0 public review

    posted by jesse on 2006.04.20 16:01   Printer-friendly
    Allison writes "Part of the Perl 6 RFC process in 2000 identified the need to update the Artistic License (RFCs 211 and 346). From 2000-2001, a group of interested Perl users on the perl6-licenses mailing list worked on a first draft of an updated Artistic License. In 2003, The Perl Foundation started an extensive review process with independent legal counsel and with a representative sample of companies and organizations who use and distribute Perl. We're starting the final stage now: a public review open to all.

    The goal of the license update is to preserve Larry Wall's original intent, while making the meaning clearer both to lawyers and to users. We've also added a Contributor License Agreement to document the relationship between contributors, users, and TPF. You'll find the latest drafts of the Artistic 2.0 and the Contributor License Agreement in the legal section of the TPF website.

    If you have any questions or comments, or just want to follow the conversation, please subscribe to the mailing list by sending a message to artistic2-subscribe {at} perl {dot} org.

    After 5 years of work, we're excited to reach this point. Thanks to everyone who contributed along the way!"

    The Perl Review interviews Allison Randal

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.20 14:19   Printer-friendly
    The Perl Review interviews Allison Randal about being an O'Reilly editor, running (formerly) TPF, creating Parrot, and her latest venture, Onyx Neon Press.

    This Fortnight on perl5-porters - 3-16 April 2006

    posted by grinder on 2006.04.20 3:30   Printer-friendly
    The porters concentrate on the Coverity reports, cleaning up a collection of crazy, curious and crufty code constructs.

    Meeting Announcements: April Technical Meeting

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.19 11:31   Printer-friendly
    barbie writes "Birmingham Perl Mongers are pleased to announce their April technical meeting featuring 'Project Splinescan' by Andrew Lewis and the '2006 World Tour - April Update' by Barbie on Wednesday 26th April 2006 from 6pm onwards
    at O'Neills, 90 Hurst Street, The Arcadian Centre, Birmingham."

    Perlcast Interview with Bob Walsh

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.18 0:02   Printer-friendly
    jmcada writes "Perlcast is back with an interview with Bob Walsh, the owner of Safari Software, moderator of the Joel on Software: The Business of Software, and author of Micro ISV .

    Once again, Apress will be giving away promotional copies of the book featured in a Perlcast interview. To be entered in the drawing for one of five copies of Micro ISV , just send an email to perlcast+isv [at] Get you're email to me by April 24th 2006 to be entered in the drawing."

    Wicked Cool Perl Scripts

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.17 23:58   Printer-friendly
    jmcada writes "Perlcast interviewed Steve Oualline about his new book, Wicked Cool Perl Scripts . You can get the interview audio and transcript at the Perlcast website."

    Larry Wall's presentation at OSDC::Israel::2006

    Journal written by Shlomi Fish (918) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.17 18:40   Printer-friendly
    The transcript of Larry Wall's presentation at OSDC::Israel::2006, "Present Continuous, Future Perfect", is now available, along with the audio recording and slides.

    YAPC::NA 2006 - Call for Virtual Participation

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.17 13:39   Printer-friendly
    boojum writes "On behalf of The Perl Foundation, Saint and are officially announcing the call for virtual participation for Yet Another Perl Conference North America 2006. The virtual conference track will be one day only and targeted for those remote presenters unable to attend in person. The exact day is still TBD but will be one of June 26, 27, or 28.

    News: Pittsburgh Perl Workshop Call For Papers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.15 12:33   Printer-friendly
    cwest writes "The Pittsburgh Perl Mongers are pleased to announce The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop a one-day, low-cost conference on Saturday, September 23, 2006. This year's theme is 'Perl at Work'."

    News: OSCON 2006 Perl Track Schedule Published

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.13 15:33   Printer-friendly
    brian_d_foy writes "For what it's worth, the 2006 OSCON Perl track schedule is available. I think the theme is "Time Travel" because I swear that looks a collection of talks from a conference that could have happened five years ago. :)"

    The Perl Journal passes away

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.13 15:02   Printer-friendly
    CMP decided to stop publishing The Perl Journal, which they has recently moved to a completely HTML form.

    I'll certainly miss TPJ. Jon published my first two Perl articles, and the magazine certainly did a lot for the community.

    YAPC::Europe::2006 - Call For Papers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.11 14:47   Printer-friendly
    barbie writes "So we've sorted the dates, we have a venue, and we need some speakers for the 2006 YAPC::Europe Perl Conference in Birmingham, UK, August 30 - September 1, 2006. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, June 2, 2006. Papers and slides are due Friday, July 21, 2006. The theme for this year's conference is 'The Accessibility of Perl,' which we hope will inspire submissions for this and related topics. If Perl has helped you or your company in enabling access, whether that is in terms of website accessibility and applications or even education and services, we'd like to hear about it. Although this is our main topic for the conference, it will not be the only one, and as such we will also be accepting talks on topics on just about any theme."

    This Week on perl5-porters - 27 March-2 April 2006

    posted by grinder on 2006.04.07 4:13   Printer-friendly
    Be the first kid on the block to have your very own pragma.

    Meeting Announcements: "Perl for Newbies" Series in the Tel Aviv Linux Club

    Journal written by Shlomi Fish (918) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.04 20:49   Printer-friendly
    The Tel Aviv Linux Club (Telux) will give a series of talks intended to introduce Perl 5 to beginners soon. The series was previously given in the Haifa Linux Club but have since been corrected and expanded. Attendance is free of charge and everyone are welcome.

    On a different note, the Israeli Perl Mongers have resumed their monthly meetings, and had a very successful meeting this Monday. Again, attendance is free and everyone are invited.

    One more week for YAPC::NA abstract submissions

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.04 7:22   Printer-friendly
    There is one week left in the open call for abstract submissions for YAPC::NA presentations. If you want to present at YAPC::NA, try to get the abstract emailed to papers at by April 10th. All that we need is a couple of paragraphs detailing what you would like to present about and whether the talk with be 20, 50, or 80 minutes.

    News: Parrot 0.4.3 "Cold Conure" Released!

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.04.03 0:00   Printer-friendly
    leo writes "On behalf of the Parrot team I'm proud to announce another monthly release of Parrot, available AS parrot-0.4.3.tar.gz. Changes and news:
    • namespaces partially implemented
    • rulec, Perl6 rule compiler
    • PGE improvements including return values for closure
    • parts of a Perl6 parser based on PGE
    • complex trigonometric methods
    • type of Sub PMC is now overridable by HLL
    • NetBSD support
    • many bug fixes and improvements
    Parrot is in steady development AND we recommend that you just get the latest and best from SVN. "

    News: White Camel Awards

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.03.31 21:25   Printer-friendly
    dha writes "It's a new year and soon it will be time for the White Camel Awards to be given. The White Camels recognize the many people who give their time and effort to help Perl be not just a programming language, but a community. This year, the White Camel committee would like to enlarge the pool of possible winners, so we're opening a suggestion box. If there's someone you feel has helped keep Perl going as a community, send the name and your reasons to Keep in mind that these are awards for community service, not code. gives the history and past winners of the awards."

    This Week on perl5-porters - 20-26 March 2006

    posted by grinder on 2006.03.30 8:33   Printer-friendly
    Dave Mitchell converts the regular expression engine from recursive to iterative.

    Perlcast Interview with Audrey Tang

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.03.29 2:05   Printer-friendly
    jmcada writes "Perlcast is back in action with an interview with Audrey Tang, the creator of the Pugs project, maintainer of numerous CPAN modules, and general contributor to open source. In this interview we discuss Pugs, what it is, and where it is going.

    O'Reilly is also giving away ten copies of the upcoming book Perl Hacks through their new Rough Cuts system. To enter the drawing for "Rough Cuts", just send an email to perlcast+roughcuts at"
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