Linux Foundation Launches Node.js Foundation
The popular open-source programming framework gets reunited under the direction of the Linux Foundation and backed by IBM, Joyent and io.js.The widely deployed open-source Node.js programming framework is being reunited June 16 as the new Node.js Foundation, run as a Linux Foundation collaborative project. The Node.js community has been in turmoil this year with the io.js project publicly splitting from the original Node.js project started by Joyent. With the new foundation, the two communities are coming back together with support from multiple vendors. The Node.js Foundation has the support of Famo.us, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Microsoft, PayPal, NodeSource, Progress Software, Codefresh, DigitalOcean, Fidelity, Groupon, nearFORM, npm, Sauce Labs, SAP, StrongLoop and YLD!. It will join other collaborative efforts hosted by the Linux Foundation, including Cloud Foundry, AllSeen Alliance, OpenDaylight and OPNFV, among others. "It [Node.js Foundation] will operate with its own board of directors and community-elected technical steering committee with services and guidance provided by the Linux Foundation," Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, told eWEEK. The Linux Foundation started talking to Node.js stakeholders last summer and was a facilitator in discussions that took place over the last eight months or so among the community and companies that support Node.js, according to Zemlin.
"The Linux Foundation has expertise in hosting neutral forums with open, technical governance structures that help advance and accelerate complex technologies," he said. "It will provide that foundation of knowledge and resources to Node.js so that it can meet the increasing adoption of its code base for building enterprise network applications."