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Having coexisted independently for a number of years, the Node.js Foundation and the JS Foundation are now merging to form the OpenJS Foundation. The primary goal is to support the growth of JavaScript and web technologies, the Linux Foundation said.

The OpenJS Foundation will work as a neutral organization to host and sustain projects, as well as collaboratively fund activities that benefit the ecosystem as a whole.

The OpenJS Foundation is made up of 31 open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack.

The OpenJS Foundation is supported by 30 corporate and end user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Joyent, PayPal, and Microsoft.

The merger process started six months ago. It included consensus gathering from the community as well as close collaboration with the Linux Foundation and the governing boards of the Node.js Foundation and the JS Foundation. Today’s announcement reflects the new governance structure which is now in place.

The OpenJS Foundation will eliminate operational redundancies between the two organizations, streamline the experience for companies that provide essential financial support through membership, and coordinate efforts within the JavaScript community and with affiliated standards bodies, the Linux Foundation said.

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