To improve the documentation, education, marketing, and events of our framework to the benefit of all new and existing Rails developers, and to ensure a prosperous ecosystem that continues to improve for decades to come. Read our announcement for more details.
The foundation will commission freelancers and firms to work on better written documentation, more compelling screencasts, exciting events, and much more. We've only just gotten started, so more detailed plans are still to follow.
We will also be administering the Rails trademarks through an exclusive licensee from the trademark owner.
In alphabetical order, the eight founding Core members of the foundation are:
The next tier of membership is Contributing member, and we are pleased to have the further support of the following members:
The foundation is always open to new Contributing members. Please apply for membership by writing to email@example.com for more details. If your company has been benefiting from Rails over the years, but not sure how it might give back to the ecosystem, now there's a clear and obvious choice.
The founding Core members are each represented by one employee on the foundation's board, which is then chaired by the creator of Ruby on Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson.
The current board members are:
- Darragh Curran (CTO, Intercom)
- Kyle Daigle (COO, GitHub)
- Duncan Davidson (Technical Advisor, Office of the CEO, Shopify)
- Steve Davis (President of Product & Technology, Procore)
- Rosa Gutiérrez (Lead Programmer, 37signals)
- Bruno Miranda (SVP, Engineering, Doximity)
- Jorge Valdivia (CTO, Fleetio)
- Miles Woodroffe (Global CTO, Cookpad)
Our Executive Director.
Amanda Perino is our executive director. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The foundation is a non-profit 501(c)6 foundation incorporated in the US.
The eight Core foundation members have together generously endowed the foundation with $1,000,000 USD in seed funding to kick start the foundation and make a real difference on all the aforementioned areas of improvement.
Going forward, these Core members will contribute a combined $400,000/year, with a further $125,000/year contributed from the Contributing members, for a total budget of $525,000 dedicated to fulfilling our mission.
We will not have to rely on funding from individual contributors.
We are always open to hearing ideas and suggestions that align with our mission to improve the documentation, education, events, and marketing efforts around Rails.
Feel free to use this suggestion form to send us your ideas.