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package-maintenance team

Repository for discussion on how to help ensure baseline maintenance and ability to safely use key packages in the ecosystem with current Node.js versions. You can find more about this initiative in the article: Call to Action: Accelerating Node.js Growth


  • Define and document how to prioritize which packages are key to the Node.js ecosystem, and how/what assistance can/should be provided. One key aspect is understanding what communication channels are needed in order to identify when specific issues are slowing migration from one Node.js version to another, or causing friction in the ecosystem.
  • Building and documenting guidance, tools and processes so businesses can identify the packages they depend on. Businesses can use the information to build a business case which supports both the organization and developers helping to maintain those packages.
  • Documenting a backlog and providing resources to help businesses identify how their developers can contribute, and get engaged. Developers can test and validate a workflow to help with issues slowing migration to Node.js 10.x.
  • Building, documenting and evangelizing guidance, tools and processes (for example LTS for modules) can make it easier for maintainers to manage multiple streams, and accept help from those who depend on their module.


We encourage participation from members across the Node.js and JavaScript ecosystem. Feel free to join schedule meetings and participate in the issues within the repository.

How to Join

If you'd like to be listed as a team member, open a PR adding yourself to this along with a few words on how you are planning to contribute to the team's efforts.



Meetings of the working group typically occur TBD as shown on the the node.js project calendar. A few days before each meeting, an issue will be created with the date and time of the meeting. The issue will provide schedule logistics as well as an agenda, links to meeting minutes, and information about how to join as a participant or a viewer.


The working group can chat on the Node.js slack in the channel #package-maintenance in order to continue conversations beyond the meetings. All the contributors are expected to follow the Code of Conduct of the Node.js project.

To join on slack you have to send a request and wait to be accepted: it is a manual workflow, so it could take some days (we are working to help improve this).

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