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

    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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