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CommonJS Project History
- January 2009: the group was formed as "ServerJS" following a blog post on Kevin Dangoor's Blue Sky on Mars
- March 2009: the dust had settled around "securable modules" as the module style for the group. This is CommonJS API 0.1
- April 2009: CommonJS modules were shown off with several implementations at the first JSConf in Washington, DC.
- August 2009: The group name was formally changed to CommonJS to reflect the broader applicability of the APIs.