That said, it's increasingly clear to me that Rust is _primarily_ targeted at the Big Tech usecase (aka "at scale") and only secondarily interested in the Free Software usecase.
Today's news that the Rust Foundation is reserving *half* of its board seats for Big Tech provides additional confirmation.
What does make a language targeting "Big Tech" and what does a language make targeting Free Software? What are the differences?
@bjoern @codesections Focussing on the user:
Easy to learn.
Easy to manage/understand dependencies
Expected to run on individual machines
Licensed for sharing
Council style governance
Community is diverse
Focussing on BigTech
Requires understanding of obscure mathematical concepts
Managing dependencies is a full time job for someone
Expected to run on cloud infrastructure in warehouses at massive scale
Consortium style governance, with secretive process
Community are all coincidentally rich white men with "merit"
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!