|JS Foundation and Node.js Foundation Progress Towards Merger|
|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Tuesday, 27 November 2018|
Following on from the joint announcement of a planned merger and community feedback approving the intent, the boards of the JS Foundation and the Node.js Foundation are in what they call a “bootstrap” phase, exploring all of the potential details that must be considered as part of a merger.
A related announcement, from the Linux Foundation, to which they both belong, explains that the Node.js Foundation and JS Foundation boards had already met several times already to discuss a potential alignment of the communities and that the rationale for this is to:
Community feedback was requested via a Q&A session which was to the next week in Vancouver. In order to be transparent this "Town Hall" event was recorded and here's the video:
Subsequent meetings have also been recorded and notes have been postedL
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For anyone who isn't familiar with the situation, a little background may be helpful. The Node.js Foundation came about after a well publicized rift at the end of 2014 when Node.js was forked by a large group of its contributors who were unhappy with the way that the project's main sponsor, Joyent, was managing the project. The breakaway devs formed the io.js project which added advanced features to the platform at a rapid pace. The formation, in 2015 of the Node.js Foundation, as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, enabled the two factions to be reunited and the two code bases to be merged.
At around the same time the jQuery and Dojo foundations announced they were joining forces with support from IBM. It was this that led to the formation of the JS Foundation, also hosted by the Linux Foundation, with Kris Borchers as its Executive Director.
Yesterday Borchers tweeted:
The JS and Node.js Foundations announcement reiterated this message:
The goals for the merger, according to the announcement, are:
The Linux Foundation's announcement included this statement regarding the merger:
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