A month ago we suddenly had news of a hostile fork of Node.js, called Ayo.js, by Node.js team members upset over what they called Code of Conduct violations. Supposedly another Node.js team member was routinely harrassing people (a claim he has denied) and spoke against having a Code of Conduct. I don't know whether any of that is true. What's necessary is to check in with Ayo.js, see what they're doing, and if there is any compelling technical reason for their existence.
Going by the Ayo.js issue queue, that team is considering the same problem. Several issues are suggesting breaking changes with Node.js, that might produce a superior implementation. In one issue the folks are explicitly debating whether they should maintain one-for-one compatibility, or to strike out on their own.