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posted by martyb on Wednesday August 19 2020, @12:22PM   Printer-friendly
from the iron+oxygen dept.

Rust Core Team + Mozilla To Create A Rust Foundation

Rust's core team and Mozilla are announcing plans to create a Rust foundation with the hopes of establishing this legal entity by year's end. The trademarks and related assets of Rust, Cargo, and Crates.io will belong to this foundation. Work is well underway on establishing this foundation with originally coming to the idea of possibly creating an independent Rust foundation last year, now pushed along by the recent Mozilla layoffs and the global pandemic. This should allow the Rust community more safety rather than being reliant upon a sole organization (Mozilla) and help foster growth and open up new possibilities.

Lay(off)ing the foundation for Rust's future

Previously: Mozilla Lays Off 250, Including Entire Threat Management Team

Related: Linus Torvalds: Don't Hide Rust in Linux Kernel; Death to AVX-512


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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday August 19 2020, @02:14PM (10 children)

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Wednesday August 19 2020, @02:14PM (#1038818) Homepage Journal

    They already have one of those, which is why I'll use the language but refuse to contribute any of my code changes back to it or its libraries.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @03:33PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @03:33PM (#1038839)

    Oh noes whatever shall we dooooo?

    • (Score: 3, Touché) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday August 19 2020, @03:43PM (6 children)

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Wednesday August 19 2020, @03:43PM (#1038846) Homepage Journal

      What's this "we" stuff? I very much doubt you've ever actually contributed code to a project, much less maintained one.

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      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @04:02PM (5 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @04:02PM (#1038860)

        Heh, you broke SN and want to act superior? Hehe.

  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Wednesday August 19 2020, @06:10PM (1 child)

    by c0lo (156) on Wednesday August 19 2020, @06:10PM (#1038942) Journal

    which is why I'll use the language but refuse to contribute any of my code changes back to it or its libraries.

    Rrrright. Because otherwise, without CoC, Perl if choke full of TMB's back contributions (large grin)

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    • (Score: 4, Interesting) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday August 19 2020, @06:19PM

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Wednesday August 19 2020, @06:19PM (#1038949) Homepage Journal

      Some modules are, yes. I don't care to have nightmares though, so I never open the source files for Perl itself. Some Rust libraries have contributions from me as well, right up until they added a CoC.

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