Perl Foundation

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The Perl Foundation (TPF) is dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code. The Perl Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Holland, Michigan.[1]

Projects and activities

The Perl Foundation supports the use and development of Perl in many ways:

  • Supporting international YAPCs
  • Awarding grants for Perl projects
  • Network infrastructure operations, which support community websites such as, Perl Mongers, and
  • Holding copyrights for Perl 6
  • Annually Issuing the Perl White Camel award


The day-to-day business of TPF is run by several committees including the grants committee and conferences committee. These committees report to the TPF steering committee, which directs the operations of TPF. All of these groups are overseen by a board of directors. All TPF members, including the board of directors, are volunteers.


  1. ^ The Perl Foundation home page, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2005-11-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website of Perl project
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