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Upstream webinar: How Bloomberg is shifting left and supporting the Python community

We loved Upstream so much we’re continuing the celebration! Join us August 4 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT to learn ways corporate users of open source ...
Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on July 22, 2021

Finding #6: Maintainers only spend 1/4 of their time writing code, and here’s where the rest of their time goes

By Chris Grams on July 20, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Tidelift will be attending AWS re:Invent 2021

By Amy Hays on July 19, 2021
Tidelift is taking a gamble on in-person events; we’re heading to Las Vegas! We’ll be sponsoring AWS re:Invent Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. It’s been two ...

What is the rights-ratchet, and why should you care?

By Amy Hays on July 15, 2021
One of the most popular talks at Upstream last month explained the rights-ratchet model—and, most importantly, why organizations should care. How ...

Finding #5: More than half of maintainers have quit or considered quitting, and here’s why.

By Chris Grams on July 13, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

What is it like to be an open source maintainer in 2021: A panel discussion of the Tidelift maintainer survey highlights

By Amy Hays on July 8, 2021
Earlier this year, Tidelift completed its first ever survey of open source maintainers (read the whole report here). Nearly 400 maintainers responded ...

Finding #4: Open source maintenance work is often stressful, thankless, and financially unrewarding

By Chris Grams on July 1, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Improving the health and security of the open source supply chain

By Amy Hays on June 29, 2021
Until recently, the term “software supply chain” was rarely uttered outside of the offices of CIOs and senior government officials. But in the wake ...

Finding #3: Maintainers enjoy making a positive impact and those who make money enjoy it

By Chris Grams on June 24, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Software bills of materials are important—but they won't work at scale if we don't pay the maintainers

By Luis Villa on June 22, 2021
On June 2, the U.S. government posted a call for comments on the minimum elements that should be required in a software bill of materials (SBOM). At ...

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