This is outright untrue, the raku devs can't stand them any more than the rest of the perl community can.
> AFAIK they are working with them to get Perl 6 to use the name Raku
Will and Reini have contributed absolutely nothing to this effort except to periodically distract the people doing the actual work while we go clean up after their bullshit and drama.
> I welcome some kind of resolution where Perl 5 is just Perl and what is now Perl 6 becomes a new, different language
The raku change is indeed an excellent thing. However this giant pile of idiocy is trying to capitalise on that change to push their hostile fork of perl, and that's, uh, let's say "not such an excellent thing."
I'll have to read up on all of this before I say more but I do appreciate you giving me something to follow up on and learn about before I open my big mouth again!
Have a skim through chromatic's Modern Perl when you're bored and see if it gives you ideas :)
And thanks for the kind reply, there's nothing I hate more than speaking incorrectly or out of turn on HN!