According to Borchers, the goal of the foundation is to:
- Host the infrastructure to support JS Foundation projects;
- Enable, through advancement of the JS Foundation’s projects and strategic partnerships, an open and accessible web.”
“We are focused on Node core, but many of our users depend on a lot of third-party packages, and when those packages become big enough, it would be really nice if they had a foundation to go into, something to protect the IP and do all the things that we do for core that make it remain stable,” he said. “Now that JS foundation can really provide that for our users, we don’t have to become a large umbrella organization.”
The JS Foundation and its projects will continue to be community-driven and supported, and it will continue to work with standards bodies such as the W3C, WHATWG and Ecma TC39.
Founding members of the foundation include Bocoup, IBM, Ripple, Samsung, Sauce Labs, Sense Tecnic Systems, SitePen, StackPath, the University of Westminster, and WebsiteSetup.