Sometimes, the best intentions just don't work out.
"We took [Nodyn] as far as we could go," he said, adding that without npm, it was difficult for Nodyn to gain traction, as the third-party modules are critical. "The npm JS modules don't necessarily all work in that JVM environment. So it makes it a bit tricky to build up the community and the traction."
Node and Java still can live well together and exchange information via such mechanisms as RESTful API calls, said Ó Foghlú, but Nodyn was never made into any products. People are still able to contribute to the project, even though it has not been moving forward. "[Nodyn is] open source, it's still there but we're not putting so much energy in it. We're putting more energy into Node itself." Red Hat serves as platform sponsors of the Node.js Foundation, which oversees development of the platform.