The official name of the rebranded and relaunched merging of the jQuery Foundation and the Dojo Foundation is the JS Foundation. SitePen is excited to be a member of this new organization!
Back in 2004, Alex Russell, David Schontzler, and I wrote the first lines of code for the Dojo Toolkit. Our early goal was to create the “next-generation DHTML toolkit” that would encourage usage and adoption by ensuring users and contributors they would receive a safe to use open source software. No single vendor would control the future of the work they had contributed. We were fortunate enough to have friends involved with the Python Software Foundation (David Ascher) and Apache Software Foundation (Martin Cooper) who provided guidance on how to grow an open source community. The emphasis on intellectual property led to early adoption by large enterprises including IBM.