The Sails core team maintains the framework and its related sub-projects, including the Waterline ORM, the Node-Machine project, the Skipper body parser, and all officially-supported generators, adapters, and hooks. We rely heavily on the help of a network of contributors and users all over the world, but make all final decisions about our releases and roadmap.
Sails.js was originally developed by Mike McNeil with the help of his company Balderdash, a small development and design studio in Austin, TX. The first stable version of Sails was released as open-source in 2012. Today, it is still actively maintained by the same core team members (@mikermcneil, @particlebanana, @sgress454, @irlnathan, and @rachaelshaw), along with the help of many amazing contributors.