(I hope you don't mind a bit of cross-posting, but seeing as how the
news hasn't seemed to made it here yet...)

Just thought you guys might like the opportunity to show your support.
Even if you haven't heard of Rubinius, or even think it all that
worthy, Evan's done some pretty impressive stuff with Ruby (Sydney for
one), and been pretty generous with his contributions to the community.

Geoffrey Grosenbach (of NubyOnRails and PeepCode fame) has put up $1000
towards Rubinius development. You can read more about it at
NubyOnRails:

http://nubyonrails.topfunky.com/articles/2006/12/06/peepcode-screencasts-places-a-1-000-bet-on-rubinius

I love this whole "call to arms" community thing in Ruby. Maybe we
could try and break the record set by the Rails Documentation
fund-raiser. :-)

Thanks, -Sam