Rust OSS Governance and Sustainability IV

Continuing on at a break neck speed in prep for the Rust All Hands I'm gonna finally tackle one of the bigger issues coming up: Foundations. Consistently with money and Rust I've heard the call for a foundation to deal with it. Now to be frank I don't have a fully fleshed out solution here just yet to propose as an alternative to a foundation, but sometimes I think it's easier to talk about why not, rather than what we should do. In much the same way it's easier to say you know what you don't want in a job…

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Rust OSS Governance and Sustainability III

Continuing where I left off earlier this week I wanted to talk about our tooling, specifically in the capacity of discussion and organization. If you've spent any time on the RFC tracker for GitHub or in GitHub Issues for Rustc alone, you'll notice that the tooling is lacking. We have multiple things in flight being worked on, with no way to see what is. You just need to know what people are working on. We've got discussions filled with thousands of comments all along the same line of I agree with this or here's what I think and all saying…

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Rust OSS Governance and Sustainability II

Continuing my post from last time I want to continue putting down my ideas before the upcoming all hands so that I can have a more concrete understanding of my thoughts and solutions. Like last time these aren't officially endorsed/might not be. They're just ideas! Let's get started!Back when I was in High School I did choir. A lot of choir. I loved singing and as a group effort it always produced a sound that sounded better together than alone. One of the concepts used to achieve this is known as staggered breathing. Everyone has different capacities for…

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Rust OSS Governance and Sustainablility I

Recently I travelled all the way to Waterloo from Boston for Starcon. With a 9 hour drive I had a lot of time to think about things and so I spent a good majority of it thinking about OSS Governanace and Sustainability. What I came up with and thought of is the more concrete solutions to the problems I brought up in my Rust 2019 post. With the Rust All hands in Berlin only a few weeks away I wanted to get my thoughts in order by writing out some of the solutions to specific problems I came up with.…

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