Dries Buytaert has announced the formation of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization designed to manage the Drupal project's funding, promotion, and infrastructure.
This is definitely a step forward for the Drupal community and Dries has stated that he plans on unveiling some of his bigger plans regarding this new venture in the near future.
Here are some other links of interest:
The Official Announcement on the Association's website
The Drupal Association's Press Release