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On Community Funding of Open Source:

On Community Funding of Open Source drbrain | Fri, 30 Mar 2012 02:49:42 GMT Posted in Ruby The other day Yehuda Katz announced a kickstarter for creating Rails.app , an OS X application that makes it easy to bring new programmers to Rails and Ruby. I think the idea is fantastic. When I first started learning Ruby I had to do battle with compilers, RubyGems didn't exist, the RAA had but a handful of libraries, and there weren't really even any tutorials for learning Ruby around. I had either fortitude or stubbornness on my side to get through the much steeper learning curve than many of you had to deal with to get where I am today, and it sucked. I think the idea of soliciting community for funding is fantastic. It's not the first time a Rubyist has solicited money to work on open source. I funded Gregory Brown's work on Prawn a few years ago and was happy to do so even tho...

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