If you or your company benefits from Rust and its ecosystem consider supporting it. There are many ways to support Rust:
- Contribute code.
- Write documentation.
- Publish blog posts, videos, or podcasts.
- Answer questions on the forum, Stack Overflow, Reddit, Matrix, or Discord.
- Financial contribution.
Open source has a bit of a problem with sustainability and burning people out. Paying people is one way that we can help compensate them for their time and make open source more sustainable.
Below are people and projects contributing to the Rust ecosystem that are accepting financial contributions. If you or your company is able, consider supporting one or more of these fine folks in their work making Rust better. See also Aaron Turon's list.
To add to, or update this list please raise an issue.
- Maik is creating the Rust to SPIR-V (Vulkan shading language) compiler rlsl.
Yurii RashkovskiiYurii is passionate about decentralized collaboration (aka "edge computing", "desert computing", "true serverless"), and creating open/free solutions for developers. They recently released SIT (Serverless Information Tracker).
Yutaka MatsubaraYutaka is building Firestarter, a process and shared socket manager. Firestarter shares sockets using the
systemdsocket passing protocol.
Anselm EickhoffAnselm is building Citybound, a city-building game. Citybound is being developed completely open source, with regular prototype releases for you to try out!
Bruce MitchenerBruce is creating a workbench environment centered around structured information. Along the way, they've also produced many new libraries in the Rust programming language to support these goals.
Jake "ferris" Taylor
Nikolai VazquezNikolai is building Hexe, a cross-platform chess engine.
Peter AtashianPeter primarily works on winapi, but also other Windows related libraries as well as Rust itself. They also contribute to the the Rust community, assisting people wherever possible, especially with Windows specific problems.
DessalinesDessalines is building Lemmy - A link aggregator built on ActivityPub. Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, lobste.rs, Raddle, or Hacker News.
R-iendoR-iendo is an open source company specializing in Rust. They are the creators of Yarte, a fast HTML templating engine with Handlebars-like syntax.
Cyryl PłotnickiCyryl runs a free program that teaches people Rust and a free fuzzing service for Rust projects. Cyryl's open source contributions include cargo, the Rust compiler itself and some libraries around that as well.
Simon N Heath
Aaron HillAaron works on the Rust compiler fixing bugs and panics amongst other things. They also contribute to Cargo.
AardwolfAardwolf is the engine behind a new Facebook-like social platform built on ActivityPub.
PlumePlume is a federated blogging application built on ActivityPub.
Sean GriffinSean created Diesel, an ORM and query builder and co-leads the team that manages crates.io. They're the person who gets woken up at 3 AM if the service goes down.
Jeremy SollerJeremy is the creator and lead developer of Redox OS, a Unix-like microkernel operating system written in Rust.
Florian GilcherFlorian is a RustFest organiser, member of the Rust Community team, and Events team lead.
Matthias EndlerMatthias publishes the Hello Rust! show featuring live coding sessions building in, and exploring Rust.
Chris KrychoChris published the New Rustacean podcast and is now working on open source software.
Jorge AparicioEmbedded Rust extraordinaire Jorge has built and published all kinds of crates to make embedded Rust not only possible but interoperable and safe.
QuietMisdreavusQuietMisdreavus leads the the Rustdoc Team, helping organize issue triage and reviewing new contributions to the documentation tool.
Jacky AlcinéJacky is working on ActivityDesk, a native desktop application written in Rust and Qt that provides a means of interacting with the social Web from your personal desktop.