Moonstalk's development is supported by The Moon Mill, and is released as open-source under the terms of the Artistic Licence 2.0. (Note that the licence will be changed to GPL once a roadmap has been established.)
Moonstalk was conceived in mid-2010 during the development of a SaaS e-commerce platform, that had been designed to take advantage of the Lua environment to provide very low-latency database-driven page generation. It's architecture and (potentially dubious!) programming has been undertaken by Jacob Jay (@jacobjay) almost continuously since then, in both India and France.
LuaRocks is recommended for the management and installation of dependancies, and the following modules are shown with their LuaRocks names.
Moonstalk builds its framework upon core libraries developed by the Kepler Project.