Goki aims to be a highly customizable, cross platform, plug-in capable object oriented irc bot. Goki does not require any special modules likeNet::IRC or POE::Component::IRC to be installed to run, although some plugins could require modules not included in perl-core.
Goki was originally started as a news bot capable of reading RSS and ATOM feeds and broadcasting updates to the www.nastynerds.com and other blogs. In order to allow ease of future modifications and make the bot more appealing to other potential users this functionality was implemented as a plugin. This will hopefully help make goki a very usable bot for the future. You can view the list of available plugins here.