Node.js fork JXcore goes open source, aims for mobile developers


Node.js fork JXcore goes open source, aims for mobile developers
With all the noise surrounding the Io.js variant of Node.js, it’s easy to forget about another Node fork that’s been quietly percolating: JXcore. Last year it added multithreading (of a sort) and the ability to turn Node apps into stand-alone executables — but at the cost of JXcore being a closed source project.

Earlier this week, JXcore’s creators  undid that restriction , declaring JXcore an open source project  and placing it under an MIT-style license. In addition, future editions of JXcore will endeavor to include JavaScript engines — plural — to make Node useful in mobile contexts.

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Node.js gets a new master


Node.js gets a new master
Node.js, the popular server-side JavaScript platform that has seen dissention in the ranks over its recent direction , is about to get a new governance model.

Cloud software vendor Joyent had been in charge, but a new plan announced today will turn Node.js over to an independent third party known as the Node.js Foundation, said Joyent CEO Scott Hammond in an interview. The Foundation, which the Linux Foundation has helped set up, will have a board of directors and a technical committee, and Joyent will maintain a seat on the board along with Microsoft, IBM, and as-yet-undetermined other parties.

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