NewsOpen Source Software

Rusty news for Rust: Moderation team resigns

Rust, a relatively new programming language (2010), has been in a lot of positive news recently. Especially the announcement, that Rust will make it into the Linux Kernel, has boosted the awareness and popularity of this programming language.

Rust is an Open Source programming language governed by multiple teams. Here are some of them:

  • Core Team: Managing the overall direction of Rust
  • Community Team: Coordinating and supporting events, content creation, etc
  • Compiler Team: Developing and managing compiler
  • Library Team: Managing and maintaining the Rust standard library
  • Moderation Team: Helping uphold the code of conduct and community standards

But now some very negative news show up. No, for once these are not news concerning a security vulnerability or the like, this is internal bad news for the organization behind Rust: The entire moderation team, which are responsible to uphold the code of conduct, has resigned.

The moderation team claims that the Core team is not respecting standard values and basically do what they want, without any oversight or cross-examination:

The entire moderation team resigns, effective immediately. This resignation is done in protest of the Core Team placing themselves unaccountable to anyone but themselves.

BurntSushi on GitHub

The resignation of the Moderation Team will unlikely stop the development of Rust, however it sheds a bad light on the Core Team's (autocratic?) behaviour against other internal teams and maybe even the broader community.

Claudio Kuenzler
Claudio has been writing way over 1000 articles on his own blog since 2008 already. He is fascinated by technology, especially Open Source Software. As a Senior Systems Engineer he has seen and solved a lot of problems - and writes about them.

You may also like

Comments are closed.

More in:News