all the specific problems mentioned were fixed a while ago
I presume you mean the specific Ruby problems. Anyone know if the cultural problems he alleges, namely lack of disclosure, have been fixed? Or are Ruby and especially Rails run like a benevolent oligarchy of insiders?
I'd be interested to find out how other languages fair in similar metrics, both in terms of their code base and in terms of how their communities handled these vulnerabilities. Do Python, Perl, Lua, etc suffer similar shortcomings?