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[% WRAPPER layout title = "Perl Mongers: Frequently Asked Questions" %]
<p>Please send any suggestions or corrections to user_groups@pm.org</p>
<h2>General Questions</h2>
<h3>What is Perl Mongers?</h3>
<p>Perl Mongers is a loose association of international Perl User Groups.
Individual groups vary a great deal in the details of what they actually
do, but in most cases they are groups of Perl users in a particular
location who get together periodically to discuss Perl and related
topics.</p>
<p>Perl Mongers is also the name of the organisation that oversees and
co-ordinates the local groups. It also provides internet services to
these groups. Perl Mongers was originally set up as a not-for-profit
organisation in the state of New York, but in July 2001 it joined with
Yet Another Society.</p>
<h3>Is there a Perl Mongers group in my area?</h3>
<p>The list of currently established groups is [% link_to('/groups/', 'here') %]</p>
<h3>How do I start a Perl Mongers group?</h3>
<p>Simply find some Perl hackers in your area and ask them if they'd be
interested in starting a group.</p>
<p>Experience shows that having a mailing list and a web site help to
drum up interest in your new group. Almost certainly you'll already
have access to servers to set them up on, but if you need help with
that, we will gladly supply both web space and a mailing list.</p>
<p>The only other thing to do is to [% link_to('/start/', 'let us know') %] about your new group
so that we can add you to the list of established groups.</p>
<h3>Can you provide people to speak at our meetings?</h3>
<p>Perl Mongers can't actually provide speakers for you. Who do, however,
maintain a [% link_to('/invite/', 'list') %] of well-known people from the Perl
community who have indicated that they are happy to speak to Perl
Monger groups when they are passing through the area.</p>
<h2>Internet Services</h2>
<h3>What Internet services can Perl Mongers provide?</h3>
<p>If your group does not have a local server that you can use to host
a mailing list and a web site then we can host it for you on our server.
If you want to host your mailing list and web site locally then we can
provide a pm.org domain that points to your server.</p>
<p>See <a href="http://groups.pm.org/faq.html">http://groups.pm.org/faq.html</a> for details.</p>
<h3>Why does it sometimes take awhile to get Perl Mongers services set up
for my group?</h3>
<p>Perl Mongers is an all volunteer organization, and almost all of our system
administrators have very demanding commitments outside of Perl Mongers. We
do things as quickly as is reasonable considering all of our other
commitments. Additionally, there's nothing stopping you from operating
your group while you are waiting for your Perl Mongers services.</p>
<h3>How do I set up my group's web site on the Perl Monger server?</h3>
<p>See <a href="http://groups.pm.org/faq.html">http://groups.pm.org/faq.html</a>.</p>
<h3>How can I administer my mailing list </h3>
<p>All lists are run using <code>mailman</code>. Users can access their <code>mailman</code>
configuration at
<a href="http://www.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/">http://www.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/</a><i>&gt;list name&lt;</i>. List admins
can access the list administration page at
<a href="http://www.pm.org/mailman/admin/">http://www.pm.org/mailman/admin/</a><i>&gt;list name&lt;</i>.</p>
<h3>You use <code>mailman</code> on a Perl web site? Are you a secret Python
programmer?</h3>
<p><code>mailman</code> is better than <code>majordomo</code>. Deal with it.</p>
<h2>The Perl Mongers logo</h2>
<h3>Can I make my own camel logo?</h3>
<p>The camel used in association with the Perl language is a trademark of
O'Reilly &amp; Associates. Thus, you would have to ask them, although we can
help you go through that process if you need to. Be warned that this can be
a lengthy process and that only the most professionally designed logos are
likely to pass muster with O'Reilly. You should seriously consider using the
existing Perl Mongers logo which was chosen after almost a year of effort and
many trips back to the ad agency.</p>
<h3>Can I use the Perl Mongers logo?</h3>
<p>Perl Mongers groups can use the logo that appears on this page on their own
web page as long as they include the following text somewhere (able to be
clearly seen) on the page:</p>
<p>"The use of the camel image in association with the Perl language is a
trademark of O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc. Used with permission."</p>
<p>Use of the Perl Mongers logo in other media is evaluated on a case by case
basis since Perl Mongers is legally liable for its misuse. Our license with
O'Reilly &amp; Associates requires us to report misuse of the Camel logo with the
Perl Mongers name. Help us not get in trouble.</p>
<h3>Can I change the Perl Mongers logo's color, size, and so on?</h3>
<p>You can only use the image as you find it. Additionally, you cannot
incorporate it into a larger logo or make it look like it is part of a larger
graphic. If you have other needs, we might be able to work something out. We
will, however, be less willing to work out special situations if we have to
ask you to remove an improperly used logo before you ask us. We are legally
liable for misuse of the logo. </p>
<h3>Who created the logo?</h3>
<p>Smith &amp; Jones Advertising and Marketing developed the corporate image and
handles all of Perl Mongers logo placement needs. The camel image is used
with the permission of O'Reilly &amp; Associates.</p>
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