I finally did a writeup complete with acknowledgments about the Ruby
Mendicant Project, the grass roots effort where 70 individual donors
along with Ruby Central, Inc. and MountainWest RubyConf made it
possible for me to take 22 weeks off of work to hack on open source
projects. This is the reason why my PDF generation library Prawn
exists today, and it was a fun and challenging experiment.
This is mainly for nostalgia’s sake, as well as to provide a
historical account of the project, but I’ve written a post-mortem
giving some background, explaining what got done, some of the
challenges we’ve run into, and what to look for in the future of
Prawn. You can see this (longish) writeup at:
I tried to be concise and failed, but it’s a big complicated topic and
I’m sure I left things out. I’m happy to answer any questions people
may have on this thread, if people want to know more.
I also gave a talk about Ruby Mendicant at RubyConf, and put up a page
with materials about that:
I’ll link to the confreaks talk on that page when it becomes available.
Thank you so much to those who supported this project!