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Welcoming FlowForge to the OpenJS Foundation

By December 13, 2022February 15th, 2023Announcement, Blog, Node-RED

A low-coding development platform fit for the enterprise, started by the Node-RED co-founder, now a part of the OpenJS Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO – December 13, 2022 – The OpenJS Foundation, providing vendor-neutral support for sustained growth within the open source JavaScript community, is announcing today that FlowForge has joined as a silver member. FlowForge is a startup company that makes Node-RED available for the enterprise, and lets you manage your Node-RED instances all in one place. Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services. It provides a browser-based editor to combine flows among nodes, and deploy to its runtime with a single-click. 

The startup’s mission is to build a low-code development platform fit for the enterprise with Node-RED at its core. 

“We are happy to see FlowForge join the OpenJS Foundation,” said OpenJS Foundation Executive Director, Robin Ginn. “Node-RED has been a key JavaScript project within our ecosystem, and we are excited that FlowForge is working to make Node-RED an excellent low-code option for all companies.”

FlowForge is founded by Node-RED co-creator Nick O’Leary. Node-RED remains a fully open source project under the OpenJS Foundation. The OpenJS Foundation is home for critical open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, Jest, jQuery, Node.js, and more.

“With its roots in IBM, Node-RED has been a foundational technology for developers as they explore what is possible,” said OpenJS Foundation Board Chairperson and Vice President of Open Technology at IBM, Todd Moore. “With FlowForge continuing this mission into the enterprise, it provides developer communities a unique tool to build IoT applications.”

“One of our founding principles is the importance of Open Source being at the core of what we do,,” said Founder and CTO of FlowForge Nick O’Leary. “We want to continue to support the community, and joining the OpenJS Foundation is a great way for us to reaffirm that support and bring value to the work we’re doing.”

“Node-RED is at the core of FlowForge and our success, it’s vital for the Node-RED community to be supported and successful and we’re happy to help the community where we can,” said FlowForge CEO Zeger-Jan van de Weg. “The OpenJS Foundation is a key piece of our mission in open source, and we’re excited to have FlowForge be a part of this community.”

With a mission to help support the sustainable growth of JavaScript by operating as a neutral organization that hosts projects and funds activities, the OpenJS Foundation invites all companies that depend on JavaScript to join as members. If you are an individual and want to get involved, please check out JavaScriptLandia.

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The OpenJS Foundation is committed to supporting the healthy growth of the JavaScript ecosystem and web technologies by providing a neutral organization to host and sustain projects, as well as collaboratively fund activities for the benefit of the community at large. The OpenJS Foundation is made up of 41 open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack and is supported by 30 corporate and end-user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Joyent, and Microsoft. These members recognize the interconnected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem and the importance of providing a central home for projects which represent significant shared value. 

About Flow Forge

FlowForge is an open core company creating a low-code programming platform based on the OpenJS Foundation Node-RED project. 

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