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Meta Joins the OpenJS Foundation

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The creator of popular open source projects like React, React-Native and Jest, joins the OpenJS Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO – May 10, 2023 – The OpenJS Foundation, providing vendor-neutral support for sustained growth within the open source JavaScript community, is announcing today that Meta has joined as a gold member. 

“Welcome Meta! Their positive effect on the JavaScript ecosystem has been amazing. Heavy users at scale of JavaScript itself, creators of React and React-Native, creators of multiple key open source projects,” said Robin Ginn, OpenJS Foundation Executive Director. “We look forward to working more with Meta’s leadership and expertise to increase support for the diverse open source communities at OpenJS.”

Meta Open Source has been key in creating and open sourcing many projects crucial to the JavaScript ecosystem, such as React, Jest, and Flow. Last year, Meta contributed its popular JavaScript testing project Jest to OpenJS, which garnered an enthusiastic response from developers for this community-led project.

As a global leader with a mission of creating community and bringing people closer together, Meta understands the importance of open collaboration to sustain and improve JavaScript development. Working collectively with other member companies and with the guidance of the OpenJS Foundation, Meta will continue to contribute and advocate in the community. 

“Open source has the potential to be more inclusive and more empowering than ever. Joining the OpenJS Foundation is a large step forward in supporting our open source communities. We hope to provide not only leadership, but to learn from the community,” said Killian Murphy, Sr. Engineering Director, Developer Experience & Platforms. 

“The broader JavaScript ecosystem benefits from Meta becoming an OpenJS Foundation member. In fact, we’ve already been working together in multiple different ways, and this makes official what has already been a great relationship,” said Shayne Boyer, OpenJS Foundation Board Director. “

To learn more about how you can be a part of the OpenJS Foundation, click here.

OpenJS Resources

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 41 open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, Jest, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack and is supported by 30 corporate and end-user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Joyent, Microsoft and Netflix. 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 Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. First launching Facebook in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Meta brings apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp to further empower billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.

About Meta Open Source

Meta has long been a supporter of open source software and the open source community. In addition to making a lot of our engineering work publicly available, including sharing our research, code, designs, and engineering work, we also invest in organizations that are important for the long-term sustainability of the open source ecosystem.

About Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

OpenJS Foundation Welcomes NodeXperts as Member

By Blog, member blog

Information technology services and application development with offices in India and the United Kingdom and North America

The OpenJS Foundation, providing vendor-neutral support for sustained growth within the open source JavaScript community, is excited to welcome NodeXperts as a new member. NodeXperts joins the Foundation at the Silver level. The OpenJS Foundation is home for critical open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, webpack, and 30 more.

“NodeXperts is using Node.js as a key component developing innovative IT solutions around the globe. This is great to see. They have expertise in design, DevOps, and cloud services and recently won awards for work in their field,” said Robin Ginn, executive director, OpenJS Foundation. “We are excited to welcome NodeXperts as an OpenJS Foundation member and look forward to adding their invaluable experience and knowledge to our community.”

NodeXperts has over 100 clients in 10 countries building apps and pipelines that ensure quality products and services. NodeXperts have worked on over 250+ projects to create technical solutions to business and enterprise problems. They focus on improving performance of new applications for their clients. 

“NodeXperts is excited to join the OpenJS Foundation. As a technical solutions company, we have worked with Node for many years across a range of projects,” said Sid Pandey, Founder at NodeXperts. “We hope that by joining the OpenJS Foundation we will be able to help contribute to the greater JavaScript and Node community.” 

NodeXperts are a Meteor and Node.js  Partner. Learn more about NodeXperts at https://nodexperts.com

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

OpenJS Foundation Welcomes Bloomberg as Newest Member

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 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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