Webpack, an open-source module bundler, which some experts call " the most flexible and powerful front-end bundling tool" received 2 big donations.
First donation ($120 000) came from the MOSS program to implement WebAssembly as a first-class module type.
— Matt Dionis (@MattDionis) August 1, 2017
Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) is Mozilla’s program for supporting the Open Source and Free Software movement, with a yearly budget of around $3 million. Mozilla was born out of and remains a part of this movement, and we prosper because of its technology and activism.
This is a huge win for not only WebAssembly, but also the webpack and web ecosystem. We thank the MOSS Program for their support, as we celebrate yet another win for Open Source Sustainability.
Program Manager, Webpack Core team & AngularCLI team.
Second donation ($10 000 per month/ $120 000/year) came from Trivago, large international booking platform.
— Sean Larkin (@TheLarkInn) August 2, 2017
For the past few years, Webpack has played a central and important role at Trivago. We use it for handling SVG icons and to improve our startup time for the benefit of our users by loading resources on demand. We run a highly complicated build with plenty of custom plugins which perform all sorts of optimizations for us that no other tool would allow us to do. Trivago has decided to step up and ensure the sustainability of the Webpack project by contributing $10 000 per month to the Webpack Open Collective. By more than doubling Webpack’s annual budget, we hope to contribute to an even healthier community that will continue to innovate.
This donations is a great news not only for a Webpack team, but also for whole open-source community. Learn more about Webpack.