Stop relying on workarounds or waiting for someone to fix shared Ruby tools in their spare time! Ruby Together pays developers to dedicate time to maintaining and improving shared Ruby tools so they work better for everyone.
We depend on the community to make that dedicated work possible.
When you support Ruby Together, you get:
- Monthly progress updates showing exactly where your money goes. We'll use it wisely, and you'll see how.
- Voting rights to elect Ruby Together board members, who decide which projects to fund are most in the members' interests.
- Access to some of the best Ruby developers in the world. Chat with other members and the Ruby Together team in our members-only Slack channel.
Our team has a proven track record of delivering year-over-year improvements to Ruby's public infrastructure. With funding, we'll transform the tools you use so that they work for you. Like tools should.
$40 per month
Annual vote on Ruby Together board members,
Monthly newsletter with progress updates,
Invitation to members-only Slack team for group chat.
Friends of Ruby Together
$10 per month
Membership benefits are not included.
Or contribute any amount, like say, $.
Ruby Together is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association, which makes membership dues tax deductible. (Check with your accountant to be sure, though.)
Who is Ruby Together paying?
Expert Ruby developers that the community knows and trusts, with a years-long track record of improving these tools. Our entire team is listed on the team page.
How will my money be spent?
As a member, you'll vote directors on to the Ruby Together board of directors every year. The board members you vote for will decide which projects to fund. Our current projects are listed on the roadmap.
How will we know what's happened with the money?
We're completely open about the projects that we're working on, and the progress that we've made so far. Unlike other fundraisers, we take funds and post public updates every single month. If at any time you don't think our work is worth your money, you can stop supporting it. Easy peasy.
What about Ruby Central?
Ruby Together and Ruby Central work together to support the Ruby community via the RubyGems partnership. In summary, Ruby Central covers RubyGems.org infrastructure costs, and Ruby Together funds ongoing RubyGems.org development and maintenance.
Are contributions tax deductible?
Yes, membership dues should be tax deductible as long as you use Ruby as part of your business. Check with your accountant to be sure, and let them know that Ruby Together is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association.
How do I update my account?
You can change your profile information, change your payment information, or cancel your membership by logging in to your account.
What about conflicts of interest?
When Ruby Together was created, the board established company bylaws, including a a conflict of interest policy. Anyone who is paid by Ruby Together is not permitted to participate in discussions or votes about their own work, or their own pay. Those decisions are made exclusively by the other board members, in accordance with the conflict of interest policy.
To further increase transparency, Ruby Together publishes monthly budget reports, above and beyond the public tax returns required from all US non-profits. With monthly reports, everyone is able to see both how much money was raised and exactly where that money is going.