ARM joins the Rust foundation

November 05, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
ARM joins the Rust foundation
15 new members, including ARM and Toyota, have joined the foundation supporting the Rust programming language

The Rust Foundation, an independent non-profit supporting the Rust Project, has recently signed up 15 new members in a significant boost to the programming language.

Companies including ARM, Sentry, Knóldus, Spectral, Automata, Activision, and Toyota Connected all joining over the past few months. The rapid adoption of the Rust programming language has made the Rust developer community one of the fastest growing for more than a year and created high levels of demand for the work of the engineers maintaining and contributing to the Rust open source project and ecosystem.

“The Rust programming language is delivering on the performance, reliability, and efficiency software principles needed for the next era of computing, and as a new member of the Rust Foundation, Arm is committed to contributing to the growth and development of the Rust programming language alongside other leaders in the industry,” said Andrew Wafaa, Senior Director of Software Communities at ARM.

Finding a way to channel support to the Rust project is the mission of the Rust Foundation, which was founded as a partnership between AWS, Google, Huawei, Microsoft, and Mozilla earlier this year.

“The Rust programming language makes it possible for developers to build secure and sustainable software,” said Rust Foundation Chairwoman Shane Miller, who also leads the Rust team at Amazon Web Services. “The Rust Foundation creates a platform for companies benefiting from the value of Rust to contribute to maintainer health and wealth, ecosystem completeness and stability, and growing the developer community.”

“We build software that will potentially run on all future Toyota cars in North America. Combining Deep Learning and the efficiency and security Rust delivers is something our developers are extremely excited about,” said Ryan Wheeler, Executive Director of Engineering at Toyota Connected. “More efficient programming means better-performing software, which is great for developers, great for our customers, and great for our company. Finding a way to further contribute to this effort through the Rust Foundation just made sense for Toyota Connected.”

Other members include Clever Cloud, Ferrous Systems, Futurewei, KDAB, Open Source Security, ParaState, Tag1, and Zama.

The Rust Foundation is hosting its first quarterly as me anything (AMA) session on November 16th at 9am PT/12pm ET and you can register here.

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