Today at the Open Source Software Convention Kevin Lenzo announced a new foundation is being created between these Perl communities. Coming together gives a clear place for support and development of Perl. Not only does this have the blessing of the Perl elders (Larry has agreed to be on the board) but there is corporate interest from the community which recognizes the importance of Perl and free software. YAS will continue the effort for Perl development grants as it has in the past. We will be setting up a vehicle to accept funding, but we still need your active volunteer participation as well. All the details are still being worked on, and you can watch this site for more information as it becomes available.