The JS Foundation is built upon the roots of the Jquery Foundation and features the projects of the latter along with some new additions. Kris Borchers has been appointed as the executive director of the JS Foundation. Earlier, he was playing the same role at the Jquery foundation.
The founding members include IBM, Samsung, Bocoup, Ripple, Sauce Labs, Sense Tecnic, SitePen, StackPath, WebsiteSetup, and the University of Westminster. Microsoft, which recently launched the TypeScript 2.0, a scalable superset of JavaScritpt, is not a member of the JS Foundation.
A mentorship program has been brought into existence by the JS Foundation for many projects, namely, Appium, Interleger.js, JerryScript, Mocha, Moment.js, Node-RED, and webpack.
The Foundation will do collaborations with the Node.js Foundation and work with W3C, WHATWG, and ECMA TC39 to bring improvements in the open standards on which developers and web browser makers depend.
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