[Henk Penning]

Perl history

My name appears in the The Timeline of Perl and its Culture (1993) :
The Perl-packrats mailing list is started with the initial participants being Bill Middleton, Tom Christiansen, Henk Penning, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Stephen Potter, Lee Mcloughlin, and Mark of coombs. (2 December)
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The first ideas of what will become CPAN emerge on the Perl-packrats mailing list. Modeled after the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) it would be an archive of all things Perl. (9 December)
Other items in the TimeLine for 1993 : CPAN was announced on comp.lang.perl.announce on Oct 26 1995.