|Faker Rebooted As Community-Controlled Project|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Wednesday, 19 January 2022|
After faker.js was deliberately deleted by its owner Marak Squires the project is again available on npm under new management. The new GitHub repo is faker-js/faker and the project has seen a massive amount of activity in its first two weeks and appears to have a promising future ahead of it.
Having decided to recover this popular package, its new eight-person team set to work and its recent update lists the following achievements:
With regard to final point, deciding what to do about the existing funding, amounting to $11,652.69, was contentious and the team was on the receiving end of an influx of issues to disbar them from Marak Squires. After consultation with Open Collective, and despite the clarification that "The funding is attached to the project, not the current maintainer", there was a unanimous decision not to touch the existing funding which has been placed in a fakerjs-legacy collective.
At the time of writing the most recently merged commit added a new logo to the new website, fakerjs.dev.
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 January 2022 )|