An objective criteria for deprecating community platforms

Perl has been around for a couple of years longer than Python and Linux. Perl 5 was released in 1993, the same year as FreeBSD and NetBSD.

In the 90's for Open Source projects the "community platforms" where Usenet newsgroups and mailing lists run on Listserv or Majordomo (Mailman didn't show up until 1999). IRC was used for text based chat but without SSL!. CVS was the open source version control system of choice or you might have been unlucky enough to use Visual Source Safe at work, whilst Subversion wouldn't show up until 2000.

But the 90's are more than 20 years in the p…

Buy a Perl 5.36 mug and support The Perl Foundation

Mugs celebrating Perl 5.36 are now available at The Perl Store with all proceeds going to The Perl Foundation

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TPF launches merch store for Perl 5

TPF has launched an online store with Perl merchandise (swag) celebrating the Perl 5.36 release. The marketing committee plan to do a custom celebratory collection for each release of Perl with revenue from each sale goes to TPF's Perl fund.

The store includes long- and short-sleeved t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and stickers - all featuring a new Raptor image for the 5.36 release.

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Please relicense from "Perl 5" to MIT or Apache 2.0 license

Following from my previous post, I am now actively encouraging everyone to switch licenses to MIT/ISC license or Apache 2.0.

My reasoning is that in the vast majority of cases the author and contributors want the software to be used by as many businesses and hobbyists as possible.

Ideas from TPRC2022: Bug/Task/Issue independent interface and a cli tool

We have a Database Independent Interface aka DBI and a Unified Cache Handling Interface aka CHI which both provide a generalized interface to similar backend services. Similarly we have AnyEvent - the DBI of event loop programming and Log::Any. With the Nopaste cli provides an agnostic tool to send data to pastebin like services.

So why not a generalized …