I was always under the impression that Tim Vroom was the original person, who "held the keys",
In fact, vroom — mythologies notwithstanding — never had any sole ownership of the site;
he was simply its most prominent promoter and admin — and its main developer, once the umbilical cord with EveryDevel was cut.
More to the point, the owner of PerlMonks was Blockstackers Intergalactic (BSI) / Everything Development Corp (EDC),
of which vroom was an employee, while nate was a principal, along with CmdrTaco, et al.
I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon staffed
with 16,000 zombies