This is complete vaporware. The constraints and software development link above is just annoying. There is no excuse for an 8 year long dev effort with no milestones or end in sight. We could have had a nice language by now with some simple features like parameter lists...but we're stuck with Perl 5 circa 1996 because some people got big useless ideas into their heads and hijacked what was once a useful technology and turned it into an obsolete pile of code about as valueable as awk or sed. The article should really begin to change, from a "whats new and cool in [Perl 6]" to "why [Perl 6] was such an utter failure". the [Perl 6] team has failed us all.
If my economics are wrong, show me. If my math is wrong, show me. If you know the secret to software development, show me. Here's zero dollars and the source code. Fix everything you can about Perl 5. See you in two years.
Here's 1084 patches I've made or applied to Parrot in the past three years. Not coincidentally, I've had actual Perl 6 code running in public for about the same amount of time. You can find it if you search the web. Of course, you can find Perl 6 and Parrot milestones if you search the web too.
P.S. Perl 5.10, circa 2007 is quite decent. Try upgrading to software released this millennium.