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. The documents were already grammatically correct, but whoever made the pull request had a political preference for using a non masculine pronoun. Ben rightly saw this a trivial change and reject.
Issacsaccepted the PR and Ben attempted to revert3 it.
Joyent put an embarrassing and immature blog post which essentially called Ben an “asshole” and said that if he was an employee he’d be fired.
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