iojs follows an open governance model which means that large US corporations have equal input to everyone else on the direction iojs heads. Not any more or any less.
Edit: I would like to clarify that my opinion is not in any way based on Joyent not fulfilling their duty to the public. I am a former employee at Joyent and I have nothing but respect and praise for the work they have done WRT NodeJS. I hope to see NodeJS continue to thrive under Joyent's guidance. That said, I am supportive of an open initiative that iojs is attempting to achieve. I believe there are some long term benefits to having a release that is completely sheltered from any corporate initiative. My view is not meant to be antagonistic toward Joyent nor any of the NodeJS contributors.
If he needs sign-off or whatever, it's not like he doesn't have friends in all the forks. I'm pre-emptively calling bullshit on anyone who invokes the Joyent bogeyman here; tons of PRs land without their involvement. What's the difference here.
That's pretty antagonistic IYAM.
What? That's what came away with? Even shykes didn't accuse them of that.
Could you clarify?
If this were just some third party, perhaps this wouldn't be significant. But indutny's on node core, the technical committee, the advisory board meetings, and is the original forker of io.js. His actions are central here.
They want to keep up to date with v8 better. Newer v8 could outperform older v8. node's is pretty old (2012) apparently.
I imagine that it has to get stable for v8 first before it is even considered, but that's exactly the example of potential "more performance" in io.js