A letter on the Ruby.NET mailing list just announced that Dr. Wayne Kelly have decided to shut down the Ruby.NET project and instead asks everyone to contribute to IronRuby.
More information can be found on the mailing list thread here.
I don't like these news at all. In many ways having a strong competitor is something that will improve the ecosystem for everyone. Now IronRuby will become the only player on the field - unless other people (like Ted Neward and David Peterson) decide to pick up Ruby.NET. I hope someone does. The .NET world will be better of for it.
The crucial question is not whether we trust John Lam about IronRuby. The question is if we trust Microsoft to do the right thing. Do we?