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Open source has a working-for-free problem

It's a necessary part of open source that we do some work for free. But when it is an expectation—or at least a strong norm—to do everything for ...
Havoc Pennington
by Havoc Pennington
on March 7, 2019

Introducing the Tidelift guide to working with open source licenses

By Luis Villa on March 5, 2019
I’ve spent my career deeply immersed in open source licensing issues. And before I was a lawyer, I was a software developer. So I’ve talked with many ...

Why we submitted a legal brief to the Supreme Court this week

By Luis Villa on February 28, 2019
On Monday, alongside the Python Software Foundation, we submitted a legal brief to the Supreme Court. This is a bit unusual for a small startup, so I ...

Take a trip and enjoy the Vue: A VueJS Amsterdam & Frontend Developer Love trip report

By John Bintz on February 26, 2019
After last year's trip to VueConf New Orleans, Tidelift decided to send me to Amsterdam for the VueJS Amsterdam + Frontend Developer Love conference. ...

Carbon is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on February 21, 2019
Carbon is a simple PHP API extension for DateTime and kylekatarnls will be providing assurances for Carbon part of the Tidelift Subscription.

VICE Motherboard on the business of funding open source development

By Donald Fischer on February 19, 2019
Daniel Oberhaus at VICE Motherboard published an extensive essay last week delving into the history and future of open source development. It’s a ...

What concerns developers about open source? Our latest survey results, part 2

By Chris Grams on February 14, 2019
The professional open source survey results we published last year highlighted the impressive reach of open source usage among professional ...

Come see us at Frontend Love / Vue Amsterdam this week!

By Brenna Heaps on February 12, 2019
This week we're sponsoring two big events: Frontend Developer Love and Vue Amsterdam, from February 12-15. We’ll be hanging out at our booth all ...

Tidelift values, inside and out

By Luis Villa on February 7, 2019
Early last year we worked together to brainstorm and define our Tidelift values. There was some risk that it was too early, but we wanted to ...

How to start earning money for your open source project with Tidelift

By Keenan Szulik on February 5, 2019
Our primary goal at Tidelift is to make open source work better for users and creators alike. How do we plan on doing that? One key way is ensuring ...