Perl Foundation receives $100,000 donation
The Perl Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language, has announced that it has received a $100,000 donation from the craigslist Charitable Fund. The donation will be used by the Foundation to "improve the Perl 5 Core" and to sponsor Perl-related activities.
Discussing the donation, Jim Buckmaster, craigslist CEO and former Perl Hacker, said, "craigslist has gloried in and relied upon Perl for most of its software development for more than a decade," adding that, "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."
The craigslist Charitable Fund was established in 2008 and is funded by San Francisco-based craigslist, which provides a network of community-moderated online classified ads and forums sites. The Fund typically focuses on areas such as open source software, civil liberties, peace and veterans issues and transportation, as well as journalism and new media.