Historically the name 'Parrot' derives from the ParrotLanguage April Fools joke.
As far as we know, Jimmy Buffet has nothing to do with this... :)
Parrot is released monthly, with longer-time support for every third release.
The source of the virtual machine is available through various channels; see
Hmmm, I was expecting a page about the dangers of using code you don't understand. Still, Parrot looks interesting. -- BevanArps