What you need to know
- Microsoft is one of the founding member companies of the Rust Foundation.
- Microsoft joins AWS, Huawei, Google, and Mozilla as founding member companies.
- Rust is a popular programming language for system development.
Microsoft is a founding member company of the new Rust Foundation. The Rust Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that will steward the Rust ecosystem and programming language. Microsoft joins Amazon's AWS, Huawei, Google, and Mozilla as the founding member companies of the Rust Foundation.
The Rust Foundation will hold its first board meeting tomorrow, February 9, 2021 at 5pm ET.
The interim executive director of the Rust Foundation, Ashley Williams, announced the Rust Foundation and explained how it will affect the development of Rust going forward:
Rust is a popular programming language for system development. Originally made by Mozilla to improve Firefox, the programming language has been used by several companies and by many developers. Both Microsoft and Amazon's AWS financially support the development of Rust and are among the founding member companies of the Rust Foundation.
As highlighted by ZDNet, Microsoft has experimented with using Rust to replace parts of Windows that are written with C and C++.
Mozilla was the original home of the Rust project but has transferred all trademark and infrastructure assets to the Rust Foundation.
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