As mentioned by Elizabeth Naramore in this new post to the php|architect site, the PEAR elections are happening today to help vote a bit of new life into the PEAR group.
This is a reminder to get out and vote for your favorite PEAR contenders who wish to be part of the new PEAR governing group.
The vote is for PEAR developers only, so the rest of the community will just need to wait and see the outcome. She also references this post from Joshua Eichorn with several of the candidates' names and links to their PEAR pages for a list of the projects they've worked with. Included in the list are Joshua himself, David Coallier, and Paul Jones (of the Solar framework).