I have made various contacts with people inside Google, and it seems that the core
App Engine team is busy with plenty of other thinigs. However, this does not stop
the community from getting something started. We will likely attract perl advocates
within Google as we go along, even if they are not on the App Engine team. I would
like to see the effort advance until the point where it becomes a simple matter for
the App Engine team to embrace Perl.
I have started a project for all people interested in following this effort or
contributing toward it.