# END OF LIFE NOTICE Version v1.12.0 was the final feature release of the MongoDB BSON library and version v1.12.2 is the final patch release. **As of August 13, 2020, the MongoDB Perl driver and related libraries have reached end of life and are no longer supported by MongoDB.** See the [August 2019 deprecation notice](https://www.mongodb.com/blog/post/the-mongodb-perl-driver-is-being-deprecated) for rationale. If members of the community wish to continue development, they are welcome to fork the code under the terms of the Apache 2 license and release it under a new namespace. Specifications and test files for MongoDB drivers and libraries are published in an open repository: [mongodb/specifications](https://github.com/mongodb/specifications/tree/master/source).