jdporter kindly messaged me with some
further and exciting historical information
missing from my original post.
I had totally missed an important player from the early days,
namely kurt, Perl Monks user since Jan 11 2000, aka
Dr. Kurt DeMaagd, PhD,
formerly Assistant Professor at Michigan State University,
currently working once again with nate
at Sight Machine
and currently a director of the Perl Foundation.
Kurt was Business Manager for BSI from Jan 1999 to Jan 2001,
studied Computer Science at Hope College 1996–1999,
and was a co-founder with nate of slashdot, Everything2,
and Perl Monks.
For a time, kurt ran his own site "ThePope.org" which was probably
running a version of the Everything Engine.
Curiously, the disclaimer page at "ThePope.org" (scraped from the wayback machine)
confirmed the BSI link:
BlockStackers Intergalactic LLC is in no way associated
with the Catholic Church.
In 2012, Kurt co-authored with nate an
O'Reilly book on Computer Vision.
Curiously, the source code behind the book is written, not in Perl, but Python!
Finally, kurt performed valuable work at YAS, as indicated by these posts:
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