To the contributors and followers of NVD3 and the entire open source community,
At Novus, we strive to give back to the open source community and foster an environment of open innovation. With the removal of NVD3 last week, we fell short on this commitment and poorly communicated to our loyal followers and contributors. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused, and we are doing everything we can to make things better. As of today, we will be opening NVD3 in its entirety and pledge to always keep it open.
Operating in the global finance arena, we learned early on the importance of integrity, compliance, confidentiality and proper protocol. Unfortunately, the initial release of NVD3 source did not go through the proper channels at Novus. As a result, we believed it was prudent to take it down to undertake a code review to assess if there were any issues. We are happy to report that no issues were found and we are re-releasing it today.
Over the last five years, Novus has been working on revolutionizing global finance, an industry lacking transparency, efficiency and an infrastructure around big data and analytics. The impact Novus has made would not have been possible without the advancements and innovation in technology as a result of the contributions from our incredible engineers and the open source community. With that said, Novus has consistently given back and is a big proponent of the open source effort, having been an active leader on several open source projects that pre-date NVD3.
The open source community spoke out and we heard you. Many people, including the dedicated contributors, have the right to be unhappy and we understand your reaction. With this release, we hope that NVD3 continues to thrive and prove an even bigger resource to the open source community. We're also hosting an NVD3 meet-up at our offices in early January for Novus engineers, contributors and followers and we're looking forward to meeting you soon,