This was discussed in the chatterbox yesterday. Analysis, with links for those who want to be even more depressed, is at https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/13/perl_dev_quits/. I wish I had the technical skills to volunteer.
Update for thost of you suggesting tech skills aren't needed. I have never written a line of C. I have no idea what a makefile does. Spreadsheets running VBA or 123 macros are my comfort zone. And yes, I'm still comfortable with the /X versions of 123 macros.