Ryan Dahl, the creator of Node.js, is taking a break, according to a short post to the Google Node.js news group Monday afternoon. Dahl wrote that he is stepping back from day-to-day Node.js gatekeeping duties, which will now be handled by Isaac Schlueter.
Judging from responses to Dahl’s post, the Node.js faithful are sorry to see him step back, but understand his need to do so. Some posted some last-minute requests for the framework, just in case.
According to Dahl’s post, he’s not really going anywhere, but after three years on this project it’s time for a change:
I am still an employee at Joyent and will advise from the sidelines but I won’t be involved in the day-to-day bug fixes. Isaac has final say over what makes it into the releases. Appeals for new features, changes, and bug fixes should now be directed at him.
“Genuinely surprised at the “Ryan Dahl stepping down as Node.js leader” news. Node has only just hit the big time really. Good luck to him!”