Just like rockets need fuel, many of the greatest ideas need some cash. In Tim Caswell's case, $30,000 to be exact.
 
JS-Git is an open source project by Tim that implements the Git client and server in pure JavaScript. The project aims to remove many of the hardware requirements/restrictions of standard Git, allowing for many other projects, tools, and ideas to flourish. Tim hopes JS-Git will allow children to learn to code with the technology they use everyday - iPads, Chromebooks, etc.
 
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The fundraiser saw strong support from tech giants Adobe and Mozilla. Adobe pledged on behalf of its open-source code editor Brackets, which will need JS-Git to integrate into ChromeOS, FirefoxOS and other web-based platforms.
 
Mozilla, whose mission is to “build a better Internet”, backed JS-Git with less specific interests in mind. They believe in open-source software and want to see more innovation in JavaScript. Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript and CTO at Mozilla, has expressed his support for JS-Git in the past.
 
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With a little over 24 hours to go, Mozilla came through with their $25,000 pledge, completing the fundraiser. That, along with Adobe’s pledge, and the contributions of 99 other backers, will allow Tim to bring this project to fruition.
 

For more information…

For a look into current JS-Git code, you can check out its GitHub repository: https://github.com/creationix/js-git
For status updates, you can check out the Updates section of the fundraiser: https://www.bountysource.com/fundraisers/325-js-git/updates
For a look into Tim’s roadmap, you can check out this Gist: https://gist.github.com/creationix/036c175d18a8a692a89d