Jul 12, 2002, 12:24 AM
First, to everyone who posted and replied to this thread, we offer a whole-hearted thank you.
Re: [freddo] Donations to PerlGuru
We still feel the same way. Currently, we stand firm that we will not accept donations for our own gain simply for being a place where like-minded people try to learn from each other. While it would be nice if this project weren't consistently in the red, we prefer to receive funding from people who make money from their programs or other ventures via advertising on our site.
If you still wish to donate to perlguru, please support the ideaology that inspired perlguru and decide to support perl, its development and its community. Please continue to help each other and continue to learn and advocate perl (nicely) to ensure its future.
You can also easily support this site by [url=http://www.perl-foundation.org/index.cgi?page=donate]supporting perl. After all, without perl, PerlGuru wouldn't exist.
As before, we suggest donating instead to the [url=http://www.perl-foundation.org/]Perl Foundation, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is "dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code".
They are currently having a fundraiser to support the efforts of Larry Wall (founder and "guardian angel" of perl), Dr. Damian Conway (evil genius of perl and perl 6) and Dan Sugalski (internals designer for Parrot, the interpreter engine for Perl 6) for perl and the future development of Perl.
If there are still people who wish to donate directly to perlguru, we will accept it... and take any donations to perlguru and donate them to the [url=http://www.perl-foundation.org/]Perl Foundation. Not only that, but [url=http://creativefundamentals.com]we'll match your donation 50% up to a US$2,500 total in matching donations.
You can make a credit card contribution directly to the [url=https://donate.perl-foundation.org/index.pl?node=Contribution+Info]Perl Foundation here or by emailing [url=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Kurt De Maagd.
To donate by check directly to the [url=http://www.perl-foundation.org/]Perl Foundation, please make your checks payable to "The Perl Foundation" and send them to:
The Perl Foundation or, to give them more by means of our 50% matching, please make your checks payable to 'the Perl Foundation" and send them to:
170 College Avenue, Suite 230
Creative Fundamentals, Inc. We will not cash your check -- we'll forward it, along with our 50% match, to the [url=http://www.perl-foundation.org/]Perl Foundation. Any denomination will help, and we will thank all donators on a special page on our site.
ATTN: Perl Development Fund Matches
P.O. Box 1027
Fayetteville, AR 72702-1027
Again, we thank everyone who feels enough camaraderie here to warrant suggesting donations.
And I know that there will be some people who would prefer that donations helped maintain the site. But for them I have only one thing to say ... [url=http://creativefundamentals.com]my company maintains the cost of the site; [url=http://www.perl.com]perl provides the need for the site; and the [url=http://www.perl-foundation.org/]Perl Foundation ensures the future of the site.
Thanks again... everyone,
(This post was edited by Jasmine on Jul 12, 2002, 12:38 AM)