Dear Rubyists,

We are very pleased to announce that Ruby Central, Inc. has been
granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.  

This means that donations to Ruby Central -- including fees for
RubyConf 2004 -- will be tax deductible (relevant laws and regulations
permitting).  In turn, this will enable us to explore further
fund-raising and project-support possibilities.

You can learn more about Ruby Central at

  http://www.rubycentral.org/conference/register.html

Information about RubyConf 2004 is at

  http://www.rubycentral.org/conference


David Black
Chad Fowler

for RubyConf 2004 and Ruby Central, Inc.