Thank You For Supporting Pinto!
The crowd funding campaign for Pinto ended last week and I'm delighted to report that it was a huge success! We completely surpassed our goal and received a total of $4,620.12 from 128 contributors (including payments through PayPal and Flattr).
I am extremely grateful to each and every contributor, and I am deeply moved by the overwhelming support of the Perl community at large. As a humble token of my appreciation, every contributor will get a free lifetime account on Stratopan. I will also list the name of every contributor in the documentation for Pinto and on the project web site.
I especially want to thank Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi, Gabor Szabo, Andy Lester, and Sawyer X who worked tirelessly to help spread the word about the campaign. I also thank brian d foy for organizing the campaign, and Crowdtilt for generously allowing us to use their platform free of charge.
I believe the success of this campaign has a lot to teach us about the strength of the Perl community, the power of crowd funding, and the future of open source software. So over the next several days, I'll be blogging about each of those things. And of course, you'll also be hearing about the progress I've made toward implementing the promised features in PInto.
Again, thank you, very much!