OpenJS Foundation Joins Open Source Initiative as Newest Affiliate Member

Membership emphasizes growing outreach and engagement with broader software and technology communities.
By: Open Source Initiative
OpenJS Foundation joins Open Source Initiative
OpenJS Foundation joins Open Source Initiative
PALO ALTO, Calif. - June 9, 2020 - PRLog -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) announces the membership of the OpenJS Foundation, the premier home for critical open source JavaScript projects. OpenJS membership highlights the incredible impact of JavaScript across all industries, web technologies, communities, and, ultimately, the open source software movement.

The OpenJS Foundation serves as a valuable resource for new JavaScript developers and emerging projects--offering a foundation for support and growth—as well as veterans with broad experience with mature projects—providing a platform to extend best practices and guiding principles to the broader open source community.

"The OpenJS Foundation is thrilled to join OSI as an Affiliate Member and we're proud to have Myles Borins represent our JavaScript communities, " said Robin Ginn, OpenJS Foundation Executive Director. "In addition to all of our projects using OSI-approved licenses, our neutral organization shares common principles with the OSI, including technical governance and accountability. As an Affiliate Member, we can better advance open source development methodologies for individual open source projects and the ecosystem as a whole."

Working with OpenJS provides OSI the opportunity to engage with one of open source's largest and most influential communities. JavaScript developers and projects are deeply committed to open source as a development model and ethos of co-creation through collaboration, making OpenJS Foundation's affiliate membership and the community they represent a critical partnership for not only open source's continued growth and development but the OSI as well.

"We are thrilled to welcome OpenJS as an OSI Affiliate Member, " said Tracy Hinds, Chief Financial Officer of OSI. "It is a time in open source where it's vital to learn from and be challenged by the growing concerns about sustainability. We look to OpenJS as a great partner in iterating over the questions to be asking in how projects are building, maintaining, and sustaining open source software."

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.

About the Open Source Initiative
The Open Source Initiative ( works to raise awareness and adoption of open source software, and build bridges between communities. The OSI champions software freedom in society through education, collaboration, and infrastructure, stewarding the Open Source Definition (OSD), and preventing abuse of the ideals and ethos inherent to the open source movement.
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