[Israel.pm] What hurts you most in Perl?

Ronen Angluster beerholder at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 02:31:11 PST 2010

well, there 2 main issues:
1. legal
big corporates have difficulty handling the open-source type of licenses.
and since any legal issue can end up costing millions in fees or court
penalties. the company tend to frown upon using such tools.
2. stability
some common CPAN modules are not very reliable.
for example: threads. although it is great and i love using it, there is
no support, and we encountered bugs that due to schedule issues forced us
abandon threads all together and develop solutions using other mechanism
(fork for example)

as an open source developer, i use perl and CPAN modules as much as
possible. i love it.
it gives me great flexibility and saves me a lot of coding time. however,
from the corporate
point of view. this is horrible.


On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 1:06 AM, Ronen Angluster <beerholder at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 5:33 PM, Ronen Angluster <beerholder at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > i can't use Moose cause of legal & corporate issues. lets not dwell on
> >> > this,
> >> > its a life fact
> >> > and we came to peace with it.
> >>
> >> Does the  corporate policy forbid anything from CPAN or only Moose?
> >
> > as a thumb role, we prefer not to introduce any new CPAN modules into the
> > system.
> > the "cost" of such actions dictate that we should strive to build things
> > in-home
> So this is an area where the open source developers and the people in
> the company
> you work for disagree.  AFAIK most of the people in the open source
> community
> would want to reuse code from CPAN where possible.
> As my objective is to try to bridge the gap between the companies and
> the open source
> community I'd like to understand where does this difference come from?
> What "costs" do you see that the open source developers don't see
> and code developed in-house does not have?
> regards
>    Gabor
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