Application Monitoring Specialist Sentry Joins OpenJS Foundation

Evolution of observability in software development is moving application performance and error monitoring closer together

Application Monitoring Specialist Sentry Joins OpenJS Foundation

Evolution of observability in software development is moving application performance and error monitoring closer together

SAN FRANCISCO – October 21, 2021 – The OpenJS Foundation, providing vendor-neutral support for sustained growth within the open source JavaScript community, is announcing today that Sentry has joined as a new member. 

Sentry offers error tracking and performance monitoring to help developers monitor their application health from frontend to backend. Used by more than 1 million developers and 80,000 organizations worldwide, the company provides code-level observability to many of the world’s best-known companies like Disney, Peloton, Cloudflare, Eventbrite, Slack, Supercell, and Rockstar Games.

“We rely on JavaScript and multiple OpenJS Foundation projects to deliver Sentry services. Key components of Sentry are community-built open source, without corporate money and highly deserving of support. Joining OpenJS is a great way to give back,” said Milin Desai, CEO, Sentry. “We look forward to working closely with OpenJS to support the open source ecosystem and bring even greater value to our customers around the world.”

Sentry is known for their history of financial support to open source projects and is announcing specifics for a new, formalized round of giving. In addition to supporting the overall operations and infrastructure of the OpenJS Foundation through its membership, project-directed funding includes four projects under the OpenJS Foundation umbrella: Ajv, ESLint, Mocha, and webpack.

“Welcome Sentry to our JavaScript community at the OpenJS Foundation,” said Robin Ginn, OpenJS Foundation Executive Director. “Sentry has long been a champion for making developers happy, and we are grateful for their support to lift up the vast JavaScript ecosystem that calls OpenJS home.” 

“It’s great to have Sentry join the industry in supporting open source JavaScript at the OpenJS Foundation,” said Todd Moore, OpenJS Foundation Board President and VP of Open Technology and Developer Advocacy at IBM. “We appreciate the strategic approach Sentry is taking to supporting the critical infrastructure and business dependencies they and many others have for OpenJS projects.”

Sentry is also making a financial contribution to the Linux Foundation to support the broader efforts of the Linux community. 

“Performance and error monitoring are key to good software development, and open source solutions lead the way,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “Sentry’s thoughtful support of open source developers through its contribution to the Linux Foundation and OpenJS Foundation will help further sustain critical open source projects today.”

With a mission to help support the sustainable growth of JavaScript by operating as a neutral organization that hosts projects and funds activities, the OpenJS Foundation invites all companies that depend on JavaScript to join as members. Recently announced JavaScriptlandia provides a way for individuals to join as supporters as well. Click here to learn more and join today!

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About OpenJS Foundation

The OpenJS Foundation 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 Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, 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 their website.