Press Release
Mar 27, 2024

HeroDevs joins OpenJS Foundation to Drive Security and Compliance for Deprecated Open Source Software

Driving Security and Compliance for Deprecated Open Source Software
HeroDevs joins OpenJS Foundation to Drive Security and Compliance for Deprecated Open Source Software

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - HeroDevs proudly announces its membership with the OpenJS Foundation, marking a significant step in fostering sustainable growth within the open source JavaScript community. Joining at the Gold level, HeroDevs anticipates working closely with the Foundation to shape the future of software development.

The OpenJS Foundation's dedication to long-term community advancement closely aligns with HeroDevs' mission to empower businesses with solutions to secure end-of-life open source software. 

HeroDevs equips organizations to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of open source technologies with confidence. They provide comprehensive solutions to secure deprecated open source software within company tech stacks, ensuring that legacy systems remain secure and compliant, safeguarding businesses against potential risks.

Executive Director of the OpenJS Foundation, Robin Ginn, lauded HeroDevs' committment to the foundation, underscoring the critical role it plays in ensuring the seamless management of open source projects at the end of their lifecycle. 

“OpenJS Foundation pays attention to the full lifecycle of open source projects. It’s a real world issue to manage a transition when the version of the open source project you’re using winds down. The transition can be handled well, and adding HeroDevs to our membership will help ensure that the full software lifecycle can be managed,” said Robin Ginn, executive director, OpenJS Foundation. “We are excited to have HeroDevs join as a Gold member and look forward to working closely together.”

Joe Eames, VP of Partnerships at HeroDevs, emphasized the organization's commitment to driving positive change within the open source ecosystem. 

“Joining the OpenJS Foundation helps us reach our goals of positively affecting the open source community, and reducing the negative impact of unsupported open source software. Our growth over the past 3 years has been meteoric, and we want to continue making sure such growth is aligned with the open source community,” said Joe Eames, VP of Partnerships at HeroDevs. “We see joining the OpenJS Foundation as an important milestone in our growth, and we look forward to working closer with the open source JavaScript community.”

In addition to its membership with OpenJS Foundation, HeroDevs remains steadfast in its efforts to give back to the open source community. Through sponsorships, support for core contributors, and investment in events that foster growth and innovation, HeroDevs demonstrates its unwavering commitment to advancing the collective interests of the community.

Jordan Harband, Principal Open Source Architect at HeroDevs and OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council (CPC) member, emphasized the importance of addressing the ethical obligations inherent in open source software development. 

“I believe working with the OpenJS Foundation is a natural fit. I feel there are very real ethical obligations for all users of projects to help maintainers handle time management, burnout, and work-life balance. These types of issues can cause the end of even widely adopted open source projects, and by joining the OpenJS Foundation we are placing ourselves in an even better position to help the ecosystem become sustainable.” said Jordan Harband, Principal Open Source Architect, HeroDevs, and OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council (CPC) member.

Explore HeroDevs' comprehensive solutions for managing deprecated software within technology stacks here, and discover the OpenJS Foundation's initiatives for advancing open source JavaScript development here.

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About HeroDevs

HeroDevs partners with open-source authors to offer comprehensive solutions for sunsetted open-source software. Our Never-Ending Support products ensure businesses remain secure and compliant, even as their depended-upon open-source packages reach end-of-life. Alongside this, our elite team of software engineers and architects provides expert consulting and engineering services, assisting clients in migrating from deprecated packages and modernizing their technology stacks.

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HeroDevs and OpenJS Foundation are highlighting the critical need for enhanced support and sustainability of end-of-life software and pioneering solutions that ensure security and compliance in the open source ecosystem.
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