Introducing the OpenJS Foundation: The Next Phase of JavaScript Ecosystem Growth

By March 12, 2019 Announcements, Blog

After six months of careful consideration and an immense amount of community feedback and collaboration, the Node.js Foundation and the JS Foundation are merging to form the OpenJS Foundation.  This is an exciting step forward for the future of JavaScript as this newly merged Foundation will enable broader adoption and help accelerate the development of JavaScript and key ecosystem projects.  

We are most excited about the improved membership experience this new foundation brings. Members will see the benefits of streamlined operations and will have one, premiere destination for projects within the open JavaScript community where their infrastructure, technical, and marketing needs are met. By increasing collaboration across the JavaScript ecosystem and affiliated standard bodies, the goal is to effectively create a single, vibrant home for any project in the JavaScript ecosystem.

Our mission is to foster healthy growth of the JavaScript and web ecosystem by providing a neutral organization to host projects and collaboratively fund activities that benefit the ecosystem as a whole.  Thanks to the interconnected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem, our scope covers a broad range of projects that represent a massive and diverse global developer community. While hosted projects will be our main focus, the benefits of the OpenJS Foundation will extend to non-hosted projects as well.  

Our goal is to make it easy and straightforward for projects to join the OpenJS Foundation and take advantage of our technical and community governance templates.  In addition, companies who depend upon JavaScript are invited to join as members, providing visible support and direction in activities that benefit the entire ecosystem. We will continue to support the healthy growth of the JavaScript ecosystem and an even wider range of projects that the ecosystem is dependent on while focusing on new areas of growth.

The OpenJS Foundation is the central place to support collaborative development of JavaScript and web technologies.  Interested in joining? Email us at [email protected] for more information.

Have a project you want to host with us? Check out our guidelines for submitting a project for consideration. For more information on the OpenJS Foundation, please read the FAQ.

Kaitlyn Barnard

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