OpenJS Foundation Welcomes Bloomberg as Newest Member

By February 3, 2021February 9th, 2021Blog

 Deep investment in JavaScript, one of the largest JavaScript codebases in the world, 6,000+ software engineers around the globe

SAN FRANCISCO – February 3, 2021 – The OpenJS Foundation, providing vendor-neutral support for sustained growth within the open source JavaScript community, is announcing today that Bloomberg has joined as a new member. The OpenJS Foundation is home for critical open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, webpack, and 30 more.

“Bloomberg is a long-time proponent of open source, and the benefits for their customers around the globe managing markets and financial data is immense. Their engineering innovation and commitment is widely respected,” said Robin Ginn, executive director, OpenJS Foundation. “We are excited to welcome Bloomberg as an OpenJS Foundation member. We look forward to their continued leadership and technical expertise in helping to contribute to JavaScript and Node.js development moving forward.”

As a global leader in business and financial information, data, news and analytics, Bloomberg has a long-term investment in JavaScript, through contributions to core projects and ongoing participation in standards, notably for the JavaScript language itself. Bloomberg has more than 10,000 frontend apps and tens of millions of lines of JavaScript code that cover both consumer web and the Bloomberg Terminal, the desktop application that is core to Bloomberg’s business. Furthermore, more than 2,000 software engineers are writing JavaScript at Bloomberg, another testament to the company’s innovation and commitment to the programming language and the open source community.

“Bloomberg is excited to join the OpenJS Foundation. As a tech company, we have been depending on JavaScript for many years across a wide variety of distributed systems infrastructure and client-facing applications,” said Rob Palmer, JavaScript Infrastructure & Tooling Lead at Bloomberg and co-chair of TC39. “We are dedicated to strengthening the health of the JavaScript ecosystem, and joining the OpenJS Foundation is a natural step for furthering that goal.”

“Bloomberg’s commitment to open source is important to the success of the ecosystem,” said Todd Moore, OpenJS Foundation Board Chairperson. “By creating a center of gravity for the open source JavaScript ecosystem, the OpenJS Foundation’s mission is to drive broad adoption and ongoing development of key JavaScript solutions and related technologies. We are thrilled to have Bloomberg join us in this mission as a member of the Foundation and look forward to continued collaboration.”

“It’s my pleasure to welcome Bloomberg as an OpenJS Foundation member,” said Joe Sepi, OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council Chair. “As an end-user of many JavaScript and OpenJS project technologies, as well as an active participant in the open source community, Bloomberg is a natural fit as a member of the Foundation.”

Hundreds of software engineers across Bloomberg’s global engineering workforce have provided code, documentation, tests, or other improvements to open source projects. In areas relevant to Bloomberg’s infrastructure needs, Bloomberg engineers have become project leaders and committers. Bloomberg is also an Associate Member of ECMA International. Learn more about Bloomberg’s open source activities at www.TechAtBloomberg.com.

OpenJS Resources

To learn more about participate in the evolution of OpenJS: https://openjsf.org/about/join/

About OpenJS Foundation 

The OpenJS Foundation (https://openjsf.org/) is committed to supporting the healthy growth of the JavaScript ecosystem and web technologies by providing a neutral organization to host and sustain projects, as well as collaboratively fund activities for the benefit of the community at large. The OpenJS Foundation is made up of 35 open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack and is supported by 30 corporate and end-user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Intel, Joyent, and Microsoft. These members recognize the interconnected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem and the importance of providing a central home for projects which represent significant shared value. 

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit www.bloomberg.com or request a demo.

About Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered critical to the development of the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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