In the last few weeks I've spoken at a few conferences about using Node.js to build Office Addins, SharePoint Addins & web applications that talk to Office 365 APIs. There's one part in my presentation where I've talked a bit about the status of io.js and Node.js and the future going forward.
The skinny is that io.js forked Node.js back in late 2014, they continued down their own paths, but recently they have agreed to merge themselves into a new Node.js. How? What? Why? When? Where?
It's a bit confusing, but I stumbled across a really good blog post that explains it for you here: NodeSource - Back Channel Blog - Was This Trip Really Necessary?