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JS-Git reaches fundraising goal with $25,000 pledge from Mozilla (bountysource.com)
16 points by whit537 on July 30, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

Wow, that's an impressive donation from Mozilla. What's the background story? Why would they be so heavily invested?

I understand Tim has done great things for the Node community. Are Mozilla heavily invested with Node, or is this for the Firefox OS?

This is the second time they've backed my js-git project. They were the largest backer in the original kickstarter. I asked them back then why they backed my project. The response was that they believe in open source software and like seeing cool things being written in JavaScript.

As far as I know, there are no Mozilla projects that benefit directly from js-git and they their goal is to promote open source JavaScript in general.

Yes, I will be making sure my code runs on FirefoxOS as well as ChromeOS, Internet Explorer 10+, iOS, Android, node.js, etc. (basically anything that has network access, a binary data type, and some form of storage).

Congratulations, Tim! We're really excited to see JS-Git hit its goal. Shout out to Mozilla and Adobe for supporting open source!

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