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Ruby Together

Community funded developer infrastructure

Ruby Together is a grassroots initiative committed to supporting the critical Ruby infrastructure you rely on: Bundler, RubyGems, and other shared tools.

Join companies like Icelab, GitLab, Codeminer 42, DigitalOcean, and Stripe; individuals like George Claghorn, Christopher Eckhardt, and Sebastian von Conrad; plus many others supporting the Ruby ecosystem.

Our goal

Significant Progress

In our first year, Ruby Together has completed significant improvements to the infrastructure that Ruby developers use every day:

Let's improve Ruby, together!

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$40 per month

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Fundraising Progress

$50k+

Rapid Improvements

  • Hire a second full-time dev to focus on Ruby, Rails, & other projects

$35-50k

Steady Improvements

  • Hire a full-time dev to improve gem tools
  • Create a public Ruby ecosystem analytics dashboard
  • Merge Bundler and RubyGems into a single, unified project
  • Expand RubyBench to comprehensively cover Ruby, Rails, and Bundler

$20-35k

Slow Improvements

  • 3 devs at 1-2 days per week
  • Maintain Bundler, RubyGems, and RubyGems.org
  • Continuous improvements, as long as nothing unusual goes wrong

$10-20k

Limited Maintenance

  • 2-3 devs at 5 hours per week
  • Maintain Bundler and RubyGems.org
  • No maintenance on RubyGems
  • Improvements only from volunteers

$0-10k

Volunteers

  • Maintenance as time permits
  • Fixes take days or weeks
  • Improvements take months or years

We have ambitious fundraising goals, and as we hit them we will kick off even bigger projects:

  • Create a public Ruby ecosystem analytics dashboard, including Ruby version usage, Bundler version usage, and dramatically expanded statistics for each gem
  • Merge Bundler and RubyGems to stop bugs due to mismatched versions forever
  • Expand RubyBench.org into a public benchmark for every commit of Bundler, Rails, and Ruby itself
Those are just examples, and there's a lot more.

When we hit $35k per month, we'll not only have developers maintaining every core tool, we'll have someone working to improve those tools full time as well. When we hit $50k per month, we'll hire a second full-time developer to focus on maintaining and improving Rails and Ruby itself.

Ruby needs this, and your help is critical to get it done.

The more contributors can live off their open-source work, the more they'll be able to devote to that work and the better their software will be for everyone. This is why we've been contributing funds to the open-source infrastructure we rely on.

— Andreas Fuchs, Stripe

Developers

Back Ruby Together

$40 per month

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Companies

Back Ruby Together

From $50 per month

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