FAQ 3.0: What is perl.com? Perl Mongers? pm.org? perl.org? cpan.org?

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

    Perl.com at http://www.perl.com/ is part of the O'Reilly Network, a
    subsidiary of O'Reilly Media.

    Perl Mongers 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.

    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 user group web site at http://www.pm.org/ for more information
    about joining, starting, or requesting services for a Perl user group.

    Perl Mongers also maintain the perl.org domain to provide general
    support services to the Perl community, including the hosting of mailing
    lists, web sites, and other services. The web site http://www.perl.org /
    is a general advocacy site for the Perl language, and there are many
    other sub-domains for special topics, such as

        http://bugs.perl.org /
        http://history.perl.org /
        http://lists.perl.org /
        http://use.perl.org /

    http://www.cpan.org/ is the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, a
    replicated worlwide repository of Perl software, see the *What is CPAN?*
    question earlier in this document.


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