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Rust-Based Servo Web Engine Moves to Linux Foundation

Friday Nov 20th 2020 by Anonymous

The open source Rust programming language has been gaining traction the last several years as a faster way to build safe and highly performant application code.

The open source Rust programming language has been gaining traction the last several years as a faster way to build safe and highly performant application code. Rust originated as a project by browser vendor Mozilla, which also used Rust to build an experimental browser engine called Servo. On Nov. 17, the Servo Project announced that it is moving to the Linux Foundation, creating a new home for what has become the second largest Rust project, after the Rust language itself. Chris Aniszczyk, vice president of Strategic and Dev Programs at the Linux Foundation, told ITPro Today that the Servo web engine is being hosted as a collaborative project and not as an umbrella foundation like the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) or the OpenJS Foundation, each of which have multiple projects as part of the organization.

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