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Node.js gains a new fork, much to Joyent’s dismay

Node.js steward Joyent’s efforts to stave off a forking of the popular server-side JavaScript variant have failed, and a fork has arisen.

Developers have put forth a forking dubbed io.js and already have held a technical meeting about it. The project is described as “evented IO for V8 JavaScript” on GitHub. (Node.js also has been based on Google’s V8 JavaScript engine.) “