A coalition of tech businesses announced currently the launch of Open Web Docs, a new initiative to help compose documentation for World-wide-web APIs, JavaScript, and other internet tooling and platforms.

The new undertaking does not perspective alone as a alternative for MDN Net Docs, a internet site hosted by Mozilla, exactly where all browser makers agreed to transfer the formal Net API documentation back in October 2017, and halt developing their individual, normally diverging, documentation web sites.

Rather, in a press release and FAQ these days, the Open Website Docs group mentioned their function is to fund, coordinate, and contribute to MDN Docs likely forward.

The new initiative arrives just after Mozilla laid off 250 staff members past summer time, which include numerous of its MDN Web Docs team.

Open up World wide web Docs arrives to fill this void and provide the labor power desired to go on updating the MDN World-wide-web Docs portal.

The Open up World wide web Docs press launch specifically mentions that the project’s part is to operate “independently of any one seller or firm.”

Open Web Docs founding users incorporate the Planet Broad World-wide-web Consortium (W3C), browser makers Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Samsung, open up-source consultancy firm Igalia, and world-wide-web monetization platform Coil.

The information also comes right after previous month, Mozilla migrated the MDN Web Docs platform to a new process called Yari that instantly syncs any MDN documentation with a GitHub repository, generating it less difficult for the broader open up-source community to add their have updates and contributions with out acquiring to operate with the MDN portal immediately.