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Following Layoffs, Mozilla and Core Rust Developers Are Forming a Rust Foundation

Accepted submission by takyon at 2020-08-18 18:22:26

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 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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