JS Foundation and Node.js Foundation Join Forces


People like to make fun of JavaScript. “It’s not a real language! Who, in their right mind, would use it on a server?” The replies are: It’s a real language and JavaScript is one of the most popular languages of all. For years, the enterprise server side had been divided into two camps: JS Foundation and Node.js Foundation. This was a bit, well, silly. Now, the two are coming together to form one organization: OpenJS Foundation.

At the Open Source Leadership Summit in Half Moon Bay, CA, the Linux Foundation announced the long anticipated news that the two JavaScript powers were merging. The newly formed OpenJS Foundation mission is to support the growth of JavaScript and related web technologies by providing a neutral organization to host and sustain projects, and fund development activities. It’s made up of 31 open-source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack.

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