Great news for io.js team. There are quite a few big names in OSS joining the io.js train already, namely NW.js, Atom. To be fair, I don’t want io.js to merge back to nodejs if they succeed. The more I read about nodejs and Joyent, the more I hate them. io.js should just proceed on their own. As for Atom, it still fails to impress me after a long time. Loading application alone (no project) is approx~ 2 seconds for me1 which is unacceptable.
A fork of node.js with faster release cycle and open source governance. io.js v1.0.0 also marks the return of Ben Noordhuis with third most commits in node.js as a technical commitee. For those who don’t know about Ben Noordhuis’s story1. Here’s a short version: Ben Noorddhuis was a major contributor to NodeJS and a voluntee Ben Noorddhuis rejected a pull request2 that would have made pronoun in the document gender neutral.