How Rust is built by its community

Roadmap and RFC process

Each major decision in Rust starts as a Request for Comments (RFC). Everyone is invited to discuss the proposal, to work toward a shared understanding of the tradeoffs. Though sometimes arduous, this community deliberation is Rust’s secret sauce for quality.

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The RFC process is also used to establish a yearly roadmap laying out our aspirations for that year. This shared vision is essential for keeping the development process focused.

Read the 2018 Roadmap

Teams and Working Groups

Each aspect of the Rust project is managed by a dedicated leadership team:


Core team

Overall direction and policies of the project, subteam leadership, cross-cutting concerns.

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management of operations, development, and policies for

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Community Team

coordination and supporting events, content creation, the RustBridge program, and the survey

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Library team

the Rust standard library, rust-lang crates, conventions, and ecosystem support

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Moderation team

helping uphold the code of conduct

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Language and compiler team

the overarching team for the language and compiler

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Documentation team

ensuring Rust has fantastic documentation

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Dev Tools team

Rust developer tools

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Rust team alumni

enjoying a leisurely retirement

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Operations team

handling releases, bots, infra, and more

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Working Groups

WebAssembly (WASM) working group

Focusing on the end-to-end experience of embedding Rust code in JS libraries and apps via WebAssembly.

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Networking working group

Focusing on the end-to-end experience for both sync and async networking code, in coordination with the growing ecosystem in this space.

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Command-line interfaces (CLI) team

Focusing on the end-to-end experience of writing CLI apps, both large and small, in Rust.

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Embedded devices team

Focusing on the end-to-end experience of using Rust in resource-constrained environments and non-traditional platforms.

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Sustainability and support

The Rust project belongs to its community of stakeholders, not to any one company or organization. It’s built by a worldwide group of volunteers, students, and paid contributors. Organizations that benefit from Rust give back by allocating employee time to Rust contribution or by sponsoring community efforts. There are people working part- and full-time on Rust at a half dozen companies, big and small.

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Community standards

Rust is its community, and so it’s vital that its culture reflect the project’s values: inclusivity, empowerment, kindness, and careful deliberation. We have a Code of Conduct and a Moderation Team to enforce it, but in official venues we strive to go beyond that and treat each other with the highest standards of empathy and respect.

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