Freelance rates

I am not sure where you are located but in US disccusing prices can be
seen as price fixing and can cause a problem if I am not wrong(correct
me someone).

Why do people feel the need to keep saying this? No, talking with
other people, even competitors, about what a fair market price is,
does not constitute price fixing. And when the people in question are
a handful of developers with little experience just trying to research
the market value for their services, thinking it somehow even comes
close to price fixing is crazy.

+1

Plus, you couldn't fix prices like this if you wanted to. It's not
even possible.

DHH could decree from on high an "Official Rails Developer Rate" and
it wouldn't make a damn bit of difference. Ten minutes in an econ
class would explain why.

-- James