What is Rust?
Research drawn together and put into production? A friendly, helpful community? Safe, concurrent, fast? Fast, reliable, productive? To explore the unknown, to empower, to fail and try again, to help others, to stay curious?
Whatever Rust means to you, fellow Rustaceans, the time to step up to defend it draws near.
The plague is coming, and we must stand together to defeat it!
If we fail, we can try again next year, but let us not fail! As a community that empowers and helps each other, let us focus our curiosity into exploration of the frontiers of medical science, draw our research together, and put it into production! Let our laboratories be fast, reliable, and productive! Let us work together with speed and concurrency for the safety of our region!
Let us have zombie-safety with no need for corpse collection, cure-missile concurrency without superweapon-stun races! Regional stability! Without! Stagnation!
Let us prevail!
-- c74d (as representative of the NationStates nation "The Community of New Rustia")
Context: NationStates is a Nation simulator, and some of Rustaceans have a region there. Every Halloween, zombies infest this world, and we can either try to cure them, try to kill them, or let them infect us so we can infect others. While I was away, the other members of the region swiftly developed a cure and cleansed the zombies from the region. This was a call to action prior to that.