Meet Dan Desjardins. He’s an astrophysicist turned CEO of Distributive computing, a company that’s trying to harness the power of every idle computer in the world to solve the world’s most complex problems. Pretty cool, huh?
To do this, Distributive needed to build a lightweight computing platform that can run on web tech, using mostly Node.js components. Node.js is awesome, but it’s a bit of a wild, wild west, so the team had to make sure those components were properly vetted and maintained.
Enter Tidelift. Within days of using the Tidelift application, the Distributive team found a potential vulnerability that npm-audit hadn’t, and quickly and safely fixed those issues with Tidelift’s CLI tool.
With the Tidelift Subscription in place, Distributive can focus on helping people deal with food supply chain issues, audit elections, analyze astrophysics, and solve other big problems, while Tidelift helps them keep their open source software supply chain healthy and secure.