Last friday, matz and NaCl launched the Ruby Association, "an
organization to help development of the programming language Ruby."

http://www.ruby-assn.org/

There was an announcement posted by Shugo Maeda on the Japanese lists
yesterday (see [ruby-dev:31330]). It sounds like it is closer to a
Ruby Central for Japan than a Ruby version of the Python Software
Foundation, so perhaps this news won't have much of an impact outside
of Japan.