The perl community and ActiveState are not one and the same.
ActiveState is a for profit company.
Sure they're involved in perl development
but the problem is and has always been with IIS
and the ISAPI extension none of which
the open source perl community has any control of.
The solution cosmicperl is proposing
makes no sense for perl,
and as for ActivePerl,
its under ActiveState's control which is under no obligation to listen to cosmicperl.
cosmicperl is free as he has always been to do what ActiveState does which is create his own binary distribution of perl for windows. Its incredibly easy, but NOOO, all companies must conform to what cosmicperl believes.