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on 2015/6/16 9:10:00 (625 reads)
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The Node.js and io.js developer communities today are announcing a collaboration to merge their respective code bases and continue their work in a neutral forum, the Node.js Foundation, hosted by The Linux Foundation.

The intent to form the Node.js Foundation was announced earlier this year with the purpose of supporting the ongoing growth and evolution of the Node.js platform, while maintaining a collaborative environment to benefit all. Founding and new members include Platinum members Famous, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Microsoft and PayPal. Gold members include GoDaddy, NodeSource and Progress Software, and Silver members include Codefresh, DigitalOcean, Fidelity, Groupon, nearForm, npm, Sauce Labs, SAP, StrongLoop and YLD!.

Node.js today is used by tens of thousands of organizations in more than 200 countries and amasses more than 2 million downloads per month. Node.js is the runtime of choice for high-performance, low latency applications, powering everything from enterprise applications to robots to API engines to cloud stacks, IoT, and mobile websites. Over the last two years, more large enterprises, including IBM, PayPal, Fidelity and Microsoft, have adopted Node.js as part of their enterprise fabric.

"The Node.js Foundation provides a neutral structure to balance the needs of all constituents in the community: the users, vendors and contributors. As projects grow to the size of Node.js, they benefit from the neutrality, open governance and community that only a foundation can provide," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "By tapping into the strength of an empowered, unified community, the Node.js Foundation will advance this rapidly growing platform that supports millions of users around the world."

The Node.js Foundation today is also announcing its ratified open governance structure. The open, technical governance model that will guide the project was determined with input from the public, including contributors from both the Node.js and io.js communities. The model includes a Technical Steering Committee that will direct technical decisions, oversee working group projects and manage contributions to the node code base, and a Board of Directors to guide business decisions. The Node.js and io.js Technical Committees are merging to form the Node.js Foundation Technical Steering Committee, demonstrating the formal collaboration these communities will pursue to advance the code bases. Additionally, there will be an individual membership class, which will have representation on the board.

For more information about Node Foundation, please visit: http://nodejs.org

Node.js Foundation is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. By spreading the collaborative DNA of the largest collaborative software development project in history, The Linux Foundation provides the essential collaborative and organizational framework so project hosts can focus on innovation and results. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects span the enterprise, mobile, embedded and life sciences markets and are backed by many of the largest names in technology. For more information about Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects, please visit: http://collabprojects.linuxfoundation.org/

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