Mozilla Welcomes the Rust Foundation

Today Mozilla is thrilled to join the Rust community in announcing the formation of the Rust Foundation. The Rust Foundation will be the home of the popular Rust programming language that began within Mozilla. Rust has long been bigger than just a Mozilla project and todays announcement is the culmination of many years of community building and collaboration. Mozilla is pleased to be a founding Platinum Sponsor of the Rust Foundation and looks forward to working with it to help Rust continue to grow and prosper.

Rust is an open-source programming language focused on safety speed and concurrency. It started life as a side project in Mozilla Research. Back in 2010 Graydon Hoare presented work on something he hoped would become a slightly less annoying programming language that could deliver better memory safety and more concurrency. Within a few years Rust had grown into a project with an independent governance structure and contributions from inside and outside Mozilla. In 2015 the Rust project announced the first stable release Rust 1.0.


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