I do not want to say too much yet ---  but I am making progress.  As people have determined on this list, there are some real financial realities. Warren asked me a question -- I answered it.  There is nothing (yet) official.  But some things have occurred in the last few days that are encouraging.  I will keep you all posted as it progresses.

What you can do it to say to bod@usenix.org you would like to see it happen, particularly if you are a member of the organization (feel free to CC me).   They need to hear that it is worthwhile and something they should spend some effort and money doing.