FAQ 2.17 What is perl.com? Perl Mongers? pm.org? perl.org? cpan.org?


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2.17: What is perl.com? Perl Mongers? pm.org? perl.org? cpan.org?

Perl.com ( http://www.perl.com/ ) used to be part of the O'Reilly
Network, a subsidiary of O'Reilly Media. Although it retains most of the
original content from its O'Reilly Network, it is now hosted by The Perl
Foundation.

The Perl Foundation is an advocacy organization for the Perl language
which maintains the web site ( http://www.perl.org/ ) as a general
advocacy site for the Perl language. It uses the domain to provide
general support services to the Perl community, including the hosting of
mailing lists, web sites, and other services. There are also many other
sub-domains for special topics like learning Perl, Perl news, jobs in
Perl, such as:

http://www.perl.org/
http://learn.perl.org/
http://jobs.perl.org/
http://lists.perl.org/

Perl Mongers uses the pm.org domain for services related to Perl user
groups, including the hosting of mailing lists and web sites. See the
Perl Mongers website ( http://www.pm.org/ ) for more information about
joining, starting, or requesting services for a Perl user group.

CPAN, or the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network ( http://www.cpan.org/
), is a replicated, worldwide repository of Perl software. See *What is
CPAN?* in perlfaq2.



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