About npm

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About npm, Inc.

npm, Inc. is a company co-founded in 2014 by npm's creator, Isaac Z. Schlueter, along with Laurie Voss and Rod Boothby.

npm, Inc. is dedicated to the long term success of the JavaScript community, which includes the success of the open-source Node.js and npm projects.

At npm, Inc. we do three things to support this goal:

  1. Run the open source registry as a free service.
  2. Build tools and operate services that support the secure use of packages in a private or enterprise context.
  3. Build innovative new tools and services for the developer community.

npm's mission is to take Open Source development to entirely new places. When everyone else is adding force, we work to reduce friction.

npm is not a typical product, and we are not a typical "work hard/play hard" startup. We are responsible adults with diverse backgrounds and interests, who take our careers and our lives seriously. We believe that the best way to iterate towards success is by taking care of ourselves, our families, our users, and one another. We aim for a sustainable approach to work and life, because that is the best way to maximize long-term speed, while retaining clarity of vision. Compassion is our strategy.

Our offices are in downtown Oakland, California.

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