Microsoft Joins IBM, Paypal And Others To Establish Node.js Foundation

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Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive, real-time applications that run across distributed devices. Joyent, Inc., the company which started the Node.js open source project, today announced that it will move to establish a formal open governance model for Node.js with the creation of an independent foundation.

Microsoft is joining IBM, PayPal, Fidelity, Joyent and The Linux Foundation to establish the Node.js Foundation, which will be committed to the continued growth and evolution of Node.js, while maintaining a collaborative environment to benefit all users.

“We know firsthand why Node.js is a popular choice for thousands of organizations worldwide,” said Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director of Open Source Communities at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. “Forming an independent foundation of such passionate contributors and users to guide Node.js as its growth continues validates the project’s maturity and sets an open stage for more success to come.”

Read the full press release here.

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