It is part of github's repo description.
I think the next major release will be "Node.js v4.0.0"
Is there an explanation of why nodejs became iojs somewhere and not the reverse? (and whether code will be updated to remove "node" references?)
I'm happy that the fork , led by the real maintainers of nodejs, is now the original project.
Most of the technical advancements regarding the source are from the io.js branches. Node 0.12 included Intl support, one of the few features in Node that wasn't in io.js, with some contention about the size.
The organization and releases will definitely be "Node" from 4.0 not io.js, the best guess is the movement of the branch happened ahead of updating the README file.
I don't think this is accurate. I don't know when Ryan went to work for node, but if you listen to his earliest talks, where he discusses the journey he took to develop node, it was an independent project.
Additionally, these posts identify when Joyent took node under its umbrella (along with the IP):
Back in May, the two projects announced they were merging, and several things have been done in that respect:
* The io.js project joined the Node Foundation (https://github.com/nodejs/node/issues/1664#issuecomment-1018...).
* Joyent transferred ownership of nodejs.org to the Linux Foundation (http://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=nodejs.org).
It seems like the future-facing work is being done in the io.js repository.. that doesn't mean an eventual release from there will be called io.js. Can anyone link to anything more authoritative than a probably-not-updated README?
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