The jQuery Foundation has been created
jQuery has previously been managed by a board that was part of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Now an independent foundation has been created to perform that task.
The Software Freedom Conservancy
The Conservancy describes itself
The Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.
A few of the 27 projects
hosted by the Conservancy:
The jQuery Foundation
In the announcement
of the formation of the jQuery foundation, its nature is summarized thusly:
- supporting development of the jQuery Core, UI, and Mobile projects;
- providing jQuery documentation and support;
- and fostering the jQuery community.
The Foundation’s president will be Dave Methvin, current head of the jQuery Core development team: