ActiveState joins the Parrot Foundation advisory board: What does that mean for Parrot and Perl 6?


Allison Randal sent me this press release:

ActiveState, commercial provider of tools and support for dynamic languages, has joined the Parrot Foundation's advisory board.

The Parrot Foundation advisory board is made up of a select group of companies who can offer perspective and experience on the current and future applications of the Parrot virtual machine and related language implementations. The advisory board is a channel for its members to share in the development of the project and contribute feedback on features, languages, and tools to aid in focusing development efforts on areas of greatest impact.

"ActiveState has been working successfully with dynamic languages and the various communities for over 10 years ," said Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState. "Our company was built on open source and we're proud to support the Parrot Foundation as a member of the advisory board."

Allison Randal, chairman of the Parrot Foundation, added, "ActiveState has been a steady community partner to open source dynamic languages like Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl. As we prepare for the 1.0 production release of Parrot, we look forward to working with ActiveState, benefiting from their extensive experience supplying enterprise customers with professional solutions for developing and deploying dynamic language applications."

What does this mean for Parrot? Will there be ActiveParrot? Are they going to contribute bodies? I don't know, but I'm going to ask Allison, and if you have questions, I'll round them up and ask her those as well. Ask your questions in the comments and I'll try to get answers within the next week.


That's great news! I was wondering recently whether ActiveState was going to throw resources at getting their languages working with Parrot. I hope this means they will!

That's great news! :-)

it's not a great news, i don't like companies like acrivestate...

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