- die Wiener Perl Community donates $10,000 for Perl 5 Core Maintenance

The Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund initally aims to raise $25,000 to to pay for Nicholas Clark and Dave Mitchell to work for 3 months on the Perl 5 core, fixing bugs and making other improvements. decided to set aside $10,000 as "match funding" - ie for every $1 that someone else donates, donate $1, until $10,000 + $10,000 is raised, and only 20% remains to reach the target. The hope is that "match funding" will encourage people to donate a bit more themselves than a simple unconditional donation.

We again would like to thank all organisers, sponsors, speakers, and attendees of YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna, who made all this possible in the first place!

Thomas Klausner,
on behalf of