Node.js and JS organisations come together to form OpenJS

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The Linux Foundation has announced several major collaborations. The first is that the Node.js Foundation and the JS Foundation merge into the OpenJS Foundation. Six months ago, the organizations started investigating such a possibility.

The OpenJS Foundation should focus on hosting and financing activities that support the growth of JavaScript and web technologies. The organization consists of 29 open source JavaScript projects, including jQuery, Node.js, Appium, Dojo and webpack.

The merger is supported by 30 business and end users, including Google, Microsoft, IBM, PayPal, GoDaddy and Joyent. The companies propose to recognize the “connected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem and the importance of providing a neutral home for projects that represent significant shared value”.

All members, as well as a number of major tech giants, use JavaScript and various projects of the two organizations at different levels. In addition, most websites use JavaScript. The new organization must eliminate operational redundancies between the two organizations, and streamline the experience for companies that provide financial support.

Continuous Delivery Foundation

The Linux Foundation also announced the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF). The CDF should become a platform for vendors, developers and users to regularly share insights and best practices to stimulate the development of open source projects. This organization is built on top of a continuous integration and delivery model (CI/CD), allowing all shareholders to request feedback, implement changes and deliver them faster.

The CDF launches with nineteen members, including tech giants such as Google, Netflix, Red Hat, Alibaba, Autodesk, SAP, Huawei and GitLab. The first projects hosted by the CDF include Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker and Tekton. More projects are expected to be added to the CDF once it has established a technical monitoring committee.

In addition, the Joint Development Foundation, which recently became a member of the Linux Foundation, works together with the GraphQL Foundation. This collaboration revolves around GraphQL, an open source data query and manipulation language for APIs. The partnership should encourage “contribution, stewardship and shared investment by a broad group in sales-neutral events, documentation, tools and support”.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.