in reply to Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture
A Mythical Perl-based Commercial Company
Such a company exists. It's the same company that hosts the official repository of the Perl sources, which has donated a large amount of money to TPF a few years ago, and has been sponsoring YAPC's both in North America and Europe. The company is called Bookings.
For fun, and to better understand why this sort of thing happens, let's consider what might transpire if Perl 5 or Perl 6 formed the crucial core software of a commercial closed-source company writing customer-facing software in cross-functional Scrum teams.