@duerig PHP does rely heavily on the Zend engine. You maybe right more correct with python. I just don't know a whole a lot about its community. Though the whole 2.x/3.x split is troubling. I'm not sure you need an organization to fail to topple a lang.
@duerig definitely a huge loss in popularity but there were plenty of users in the mid 90s using it and singing its praises. And you have a huge base of people trained on it, I doubt it'll fade away completely.