According to craigslist CEO and former Perl Hacker Jim Buckmaster, “craigslist has gloried in and relied upon Perl for most of its software development for more than a decade. craigslist Charitable Fund is honored to recognize the wizardry and generosity of the Perl community, help ensure the ongoing maintenance of Perl5, and contribute to the future evolution of Perl.” He added, “It was unclear at first how best to give something back to Perl. Fortunately there was more than one way to do it.”
And I’m very happy that craigslist (my employer) recognizes the value that Perl has provided over the years in all the work we do at craigslist. I’m sure the $100,000 will go a lon way toward helping with ongoing Perl development and maintenance this year.
Here’s to more great stuff from Perl in 2012!
Discussion also on Hacker News.
Oh, by the way. We’re hiring great Perl hackers at craigslist. Let me know if you’re interested. :-)