Hello,

The Ruby Association is looking to give grants for development
projects related to Ruby implementations, libraries and frameworks,
including projects that improve existing software.

  http://www.ruby.or.jp/en/news/20120717.html

If you have a good idea, please submit a proposal. However, please
note that we do not intend to fund development projects of Ruby
applications for specific purposes because the aim of this grant is to
improve Ruby and its environment.

= Grant Size

Applicants should request a grant amount, whose max is 1,000,000 yen
(JPY).  The grant committee may request to reduce the grant amount.

= Eligibility for applicants

Any individual or organization can submit one or more proposals.

= Selection process

The grant committee will assess the proposals, and will select
projects so that the total grant size is equal to or less than
1,000,000 yen.

= Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on the following criteria (in no particular order):

Impact on the productivity and performance of Ruby and its environment
Originality and creativity of the project
Feasibility of the project

= Evaluations

Accepted applicants are required to submit two reports: the
intermediate report and the final report. The grant committee will
evaluate them.

= Copyrights and licenses of the deliverables

Accepted applicants will retain all rights of the deliverables.
However, the deliverables are required to be licensed under one or
more OSI approved licenses. When improving existing software, the
licenses of the deliverables are required to be compatible with the
original software.

= How to submit a proposal

Please send an email with the following information (in English or
Japanese) to grant2011(at)ruby-assn.org:

Applicant name (individual or organization)
Contact person
Contact e-mail address
Brief biography
Project title
Project details
Project deliverables
Proposed grant amount

= Schedule

All dates are in JST (UTC+09:00).

Aug 20 2012	Due date for submission of proposals
Sep 03 2012	Notification of the selection result
Oct 22 2012	Due date for the intermediate reports
Dec 11 2012	Due date for the final reports

= Grant committee

The grant committee consists of the following members (in alphabetical order):

Akira Matsuda
Hiroshi Nakamura
Koichi Sasada
Koichiro Ohba
Yukihiro Matsumoto

-- 
Shugo Maeda