back to article npm uninstall co-founder --global: Laurie Voss rides off into the sunset waving goodbye

Laurie Voss, the co-founder and chief data officer of widely used JavaScript package registry NPM Inc, today announced in a blog post that he left the company on July 1. Voss said he made the decision in early May. That was shortly after The Register reported that the dismissal of five NPM Inc employees had followed from …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And isaacs?

    Hope we won't end up with "He missed his chances to turn his spoken values into lived values, but I guess it’s nice he’s finally fallen on his sword." but where is the honourable endpoint of this botched attempt at commercialism?

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "Laurie was the brains and the conscience of NPM"

    And he is now gone. The new NPM is going to demonstrate just how well it's CEO understands capitalism.

    I'm expecting that to be no better than his understanding of staff management.

  3. Malcolm 1

    Can NPM survive the github package registry?

    Seems to me the recently announced github package registry puts NPM in quite an awkward spot.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    3x bigger than any other registry

    ... because most “packages” in it are <10 lines of code.

    NPM, like the entire rest of the JS “industry” just needs to go away, the sooner the better.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 3x bigger than any other registry

      Was mildly disheartening to hear about PureScript and how the kids now find JS to be too bare-metal. The Fudruckers to <obscene name> transformation has begun in earnest.

  5. cdrcat

    Why is there no secure npm?

    I want to use some of the build tools, but there is no way to judge if packages are secure.

    Presumably many organisations are vetting code they use, so many packages have been checked, but the information is not public...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Made up rumors are made up.

    Until they become fact.

  7. JuJuBalt

    Just think how many projects could die overnight....all due to the brittleness of depending on an internet resource.....this goes for nuget, and anything else that is "web" installed.....this is storing up a future maelstrom.

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