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Peter Rabbitson

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  • Larry commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    Peter,

    I share in some small way your disappointment. This does not augur well for Perl, as your presence on CPAN will be missed.

    What with this campaign failing, I do not understand why my pledge was triggered: the pledged amount was deducted from my checking account yesterday. Given that I was to be billed if and only if you reached the goal, can you explain the charge to my account?

    Thank you,

    Larry

    P.S. My contribution would not have made a material difference, but I was planning on "doubling down" :

  • Brent Laabs commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    I think if I had seen this explanation, rather than what I saw on the campaign page, I would have tried to get a donation from my company. Much of that was about was about DBIC and SQL::Abstract, which are great products that we should be using -- but since we aren't using them to great degree, it was hard for me to make a case. So I just donated a bit personally.

    But reducing dependency chains is a worthy goal, and one that should improve everyone's life. And one I wish you had made a bigger effort to promote that aspect of your proposal on the campaign page. Because I'm more of…

  • willthechill commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    How can I communicate with you in a non-public forum? Can you please send me a message? (No I'm not trying to make you change your mind, I just want to talk.)

    irc.perl.org #perl11 willthechill

    william DOT braswell AT autoparallel DOT com

  • john napiorkowski commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    I would add some general thoughts on fundraising, if we are talking about that, and maybe to some degree trying to write a lessons learned here that would be of value to anyone else that tried in the future. I worked for some non profits in the past that always did big fundraising so I do have some hopefully useful information:

    1) Fundraising is like running a political campaign, you are always doing it. You need to treat it like a big marketing project. Always have your 'elevator pitch' ready. Its a marathon, not a sprint.

    2) Rich people and companies don't contribute be…

  • Wendy commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    I look back on many meetings with you, formal, informal, and otherwise. Most of the meetings taught me that you are very smart, and often not very diplomatic. Not being diplomatic does not mean that you weren't right. I am not a good coder, and you are, so it's not up to me to decide how right you were on proposals to change code. I do marketing in a shitty way, and I'm not the greatest diplomat of this world, so it's not up to me to decide how right you were on proposals to change policy or marketing. I do know it has almost always a pleasure working together with you, and I do thank…

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