Dear everyone,

Today, February 24, 2003, is Ruby's 10th birthday.**  Happy Birthday,
Ruby!  And congratz to Matz!

By way of commemorating this milestone, I am happy to announce the
official opening of a new organization,


                       Ruby Central, Inc.

                   (http://www.rubycentral.org)


a 509(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax-exempt status pending) dedicated
to the promotion and support of Ruby and Ruby-related activities.

Ruby Central actually isn't totally new; it was created last summer
and served as the parent organization of the 2002 International Ruby
Conference in Seattle.  Future goals include not only future
conferences but support for other Ruby projects and initiatives.

On the Ruby Central, Inc. website you will find more information,
including an announcement of the dates and location of....


                         RubyConf 2003!


(Yes, it feels like the last one just ended, but it's none too soon to
start gearing up for the next one!)

Looking forward to the next decade of Ruby programming and
community --


David

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** http://www.rubygarden.org/iowa/faqtotum/abVbHr3iAfQbg/c/1.11.7.6.5

-- 
David Alan Black
home: dblack / candle.superlink.net
work: blackdav / shu.edu
Web:  http://pirate.shu.edu/~blackdav