jQuery Foundation and Dojo Foundation to Merge

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United Foundation to Advance the Open Web by Serving Developers

The jQuery Foundation and Dojo Foundation today announce plans to combine forces to form the largest, most diverse and most comprehensive Foundation committed to building the Open Web by serving developers, their projects and their communities.

“This merger elevates Web accessibility, openness and developer education, and will advance the Open Web and improve the developer experience significantly,” said Kris Borchers, jQuery Foundation Executive Director. “Every Open Source project needs community, governance and technical resources to succeed. By joining forces, we make growing community easier, we streamline and simplify processes and we offer unrivaled resources to projects and developers alike.”

“The Dojo Foundation project leads and I are all very excited to be joining up with the jQuery Foundation,” said the Dojo Foundation President Dylan Schiemann, who will join the jQuery Foundation board with the merger. “We share a common mission, purpose and approach, and our combined ability to serve the needs of the JavaScript development community is going to take the Open Web to new heights.”

Timmy Willison, jQuery Core Project Lead, agreed, adding, “I’m a big fan of Dojo projects and the Dojo Foundation. I am excited and honored to work alongside such capable, talented developers and I look forward to discovering what we can achieve together.”

“Some of the most innovative developer ideas are coming out of the JavaScript community and our clients see a great deal of value from it,” said Todd Moore, Vice President IBM Open Technology. “We are excited to see the jQuery Foundation and the Dojo Foundation joining forces in an open collaborative developer oriented environment.”?

Said James Burke, Project Lead for RequireJS, “I have contributed to projects that have been under both Foundations, and I appreciate how both make it easy for people to start contributing in a welcoming environment by keeping the legal and mechanical processes as low-friction as possible. Both Foundations are also committed to creating maximally-useful code through very permissive Open Source means. By combining their efforts, I believe it will be easier for new projects to choose this successful approach.”

John-David Dalton, Lo-Dash project lead, added, “Combining the resources of the Dojo and jQuery Foundations is a win for developers. Among the many advantages this merger will bring, consolidating CLAs and streamlining processes will make it much easier for projects to grow and better serve the application developer community.”

With this merger, the jQuery Foundation continues to move toward its mission to make the web accessible to everyone. By adding the projects of the Dojo Foundation to the family of projects it supports, the Foundation is able to reach a larger community of developers in its efforts to increase diversity and accessibility in its projects and the open web as a whole. This is just the first major step in the jQuery Foundation’s plans to further serve developers.

14 thoughts on “jQuery Foundation and Dojo Foundation to Merge

  1. With pooled resources, let us put some attention into maintaining some functionality for older browsers, which jQuery is the best hope for such good.
    There are endless fine arguments for steaming ahead with es5 and 6 no one wants to stop that. But it is an ecological and humane duty to not completely abandon those 5-10% people around the world who through poverty or bewilderment are stuck with abandoned browsers.

  2. Nuno Ferreira on said:


    “A library is essentially a set of functions that you can call, these days usually organized into classes. Each call does some work and returns control to the client.

    A framework embodies some abstract design, with more behavior built in. In order to use it you need to insert your behavior into various places in the framework either by subclassing or by plugging in your own classes. The framework’s code then calls your code at these points.”

    Source: http://martinfowler.com/bliki/InversionOfControl.html

  3. Tomasz Brudzi?ski on said:

    @Vicky Kumar: It won’t affect AngularJS at all – not only AngularJS 1.x is using built in jQLite, not full jQuery itself, but also AngularJS 2.0 is not using jQuery nor jQLite at all anymore.

  4. @Vicky it’s not really going to affect anything seeing how dojo hasn’t been relevant in 6 years or more.

  5. This is great news. Best of luck to everyone involved.

    @jim said: “…seeing how dojo hasn’t been relevant in 6 years or more.”

    Just because people don’t talk about the Dojo *Toolkit* very much these days doesn’t mean your sentence about Dojo *Foundation* is anything close to true. Grunt, RequireJS and Lodash, among many others, are Dojo foundation projects. http://dojofoundation.org/projects/