in reply to Re: Perl Advocacy: Sometimes java is bitter...
in thread Perl Advocacy: Sometimes java is bitter...


I wonder if there is the slightest hope for a public-domain language that is not being resold as a branded item backed by huge marketing budgets.

The only backers I know of are oreilly and aspn. And oreilly seems to offer perl as an afterthought thesed days. One falls under the hyper-specialized group of hardcore tech publishers, and the other seems to be viewed with a degree of scepticism as "a commercial product trying to make money off something that should be free". Funny, how people don't back the only commercial champion for perl, no?

maybe we just need to put out full-page ads in the WallStreet Journal, or in the other places that decision makers visit (News flash, nobody who decides whether to use mod_perl will be reading this article).