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NPM today stands for Now Pay Me: JavaScript packaging biz debuts conduit for funding open-source coders

Nov 07, 2019, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Claburn)

NPM Inc, maintainer of the widely used JavaScript package manager npm, has taken a step toward fulfilling a promise made in August to help open-source developers seek compensation for their labor.

Despite its own solvency concerns, the biz on Tuesday deployed code changes that add a "funding" command to the latest version of the npm command-line tool, namely v6.13.0. Henceforth, developers creating packages for the JavaScript runtime environment Node.js can declare metadata that describes where would-be donors can go to offer financial support.

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