The list of companies that make up the foundation founders is quite surprising. For as big as PHP was in PHP4 days now the only “big name” I recognize is Attomatic. There’s some companies with their PHP frameworks and a company with their PHP IDE but it seems quite anticlimatic.
I was surprised to see Facebook absent from that list (given that they have 10MLoC in PHP / Hack and their own open-source PHP JIT) and it makes me wonder if this is an ‘everyone but Facebook’ industry group to try to counterbalance Facebook in the PHP ecosystem.
No WikiMedia Foundation either.
I fully expect PHP, Python and Ruby to have similar organizations for the long term. Once a language reaches a certain critical mass, its ecosystem will outlive any one person.