Steve Mallet reports on how Ruby stole the show at OSCON
Matz, the founder and developer of Ruby, had said in his session that a good name for a project will take care of 80% of your design work for that project. Afterward we mused that a good leader will take care of building a community around a project and that it was equally if not more important than the project itself. Those in the session felt that Ruby had these thing going for it. Aside from being based on what I see as the best aspects of perl and python, and it being a great thing, we see that while Ruby has a great start, it has a great future.
Get no quarrel from me there ... but before I truly switch over, Ruby has to sort out the package management and from there build itself a real competitor to CPAN -- they do that, and man, I'll flee from the camels!