Node.js vs io.js: Creating Open Open Source Contributions

1 min read Developer Relations Team on Jan 29, 2015

io.js began with a large concern over the lack of contributors to node.js. Node.js benefits from a vibrant community, but contributions to core repositories have declined, suggesting that the future vitality of the community may be at risk.

io.js vs node.js

Node.js contributions

The Emergence of io.js

Thus the emergence of io.js, a fork of the original Node.js JavaScript evented I/O runtime. io.js is created under an Open Open Source, which promotes a broader, more open contribution to the core repositories.

Open Open Source: individuals making significant and valuable contributions are given commit-access to the project to contribute as they see fit. This project is more like an open wiki than a standard guarded open source project.