I’ve not seen this translated anyplace, but the Japanese Ruby site has
an announcement about Ruby being bought (yeah, I was surprised, too) by
Sun Microsystems; Matz is moving to California!
The purchase takes effect on Christmas; in preparation for Sun
ownership, Matz is adding static typing (so it plays better with
Java™), and replacing those annoying “end” keywords with significant
indentation, a la Python. (You’ll get used to it.) The new name will
be Ruby 2 Enterprise Edition 3000.
The best part, though, is that James Gosling will be adding an
interplanetary navigation library. Pretty sweet!
“In Ruby, no one cares who your parents were, all they care
about is if you know what you are talking about.”
- Logan C.