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Parrot Foundation and The Perl Foundation

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Parrot is a virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute bytecode for dynamic languages. Parrot currently hosts a variety of language implementations. Parrot Foundation is a US (Washington State) non-profit foundation, incorporated to:

  • Protect the intellectual property for the Parrot virtual machine, tools, libraries, and language implementations, while offering it for use under an open source license. 
  • Cultivate an open source community and encourage the growth of an ecosystem of tools, libraries, extensions, applications, and language implementations around Parrot.
  • Support the development of Parrot and other Parrot community activities through events and grants, and provide essential technical, legal, and organizational infrastructure for the project.

The Perl Foundation 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. The Perl Foundation coordinates the efforts of numerous grass-roots Perl-based groups, including:

  • International Yet Another Perl Conferences
  • Carries the legal responsibility for Perl 5, Perl 6 
  • Perl Mongers
  • PerlMonks

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