David Balmain, the creator of Ferret, recently announced that he is accepting donations to help with the future development of Ferret.
Starting with a complete port of Lucene to Ruby last fall, David has done an amazing job by implementing the whole beast in C during the last months (70000 lines of code, that is). Not to mention the great support he’s giving people on the Ferret mailing list. This guy really doesn’t seem to sleep ;-)
So, if you make any money from Ferret, or just think Man, that’s cool!, don’t hesitate to hit the Make a Donation button over there!