Names and Numbers, Brand and Identity
I've just put a post up on my shadowcat blog talking about where the 'perl 7' meme came from, why it's a terrible idea, and suggesting what we should do instead.
tl;dr - Pumpkin Perl!
This post exists to provide somewhere for people to comment that isn't Hacker News or reddit; I've cross linked it from the end of the blog post itself so hopefully people who want to discuss the idea will find their way here.
(if you haven't seen, there's already been a followup responding to the comments made here and elsewhere and a third post breaking down the what, the why and the how of the proposal)