See also: Announcement on RubyTalk by David A. Black
RUBY CENTRAL, INC. WILL MATCH FUNDS DONATED TO GREG BROWN,
UP TO A TOTAL OF $5,000
Ruby Central is always on the lookout for interesting ways to help and
support the Ruby community, and Greg Brown has provided us with one.
Greg has announced a unique plan for himself. You can see the whole plan at
http://rubymendicant.wikidot.com/proposal; meanwhile, here's Greg's capsule
summary of the idea:
Through the donations of community members, I would like to put my commercial and personal software projects on the back burner for a prolonged period of time (3-6 months), and focus on working on open source projects that are of high importance to the majority of Rubyists.
Greg has already started to receive donations. And now, Ruby Central
is coming on board to help Greg with matching funds.
Ruby Central will match gross donations to Greg, dollar for dollar, up
to $5000 (five thousand) dollars. That means that if you donate $50 to
Greg's effort, we'll donate $50. We'll stick to the same timeline that Greg
has set for himself (see the above URL).
It's not quite like anything we've done before, but it sounds like a good idea
at the right time, and we're happy to support Greg's unusual and imaginative
Please keep in mind that donations to Greg are not donations to Ruby
Central, and therefore do not fall under our tax-exempt status.
Ruby Central, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, chartered to
support Ruby-related events and initiatives that benefit the Ruby community.