[Booking.com](http://booking.com/), a global hotel reservation service based in the Netherlands, has [donated $50,000 to the Perl Foundation](http://www.hsyndicate.org/news/4039070.html) to help in further Perl development, specifically Perl 5.10.
As Richard Dice, president of TPF says, “booking.com has demonstrated extraordinary vision and community spirit,” but they also know that their infrastructure needs ongoing support. Their IT team is 50+ persons, and Perl is the “language of choice.”
Thanks to booking.com for this donation, and let’s hope it is part of an ongoing trend.
Now, if only TPF could get, say, $5 from every company that used Perl. Think how many programmer-years that could buy to help get [Rakudo](http://rakudo.org/) out the door.