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Dependency Hell is inevitable...and that’s OK (and you’re OK, too!)

At a recent meetup, a few of us developers got into a discussion about "dependency hell"—the condition when one or more pieces of software need two ...
John Bintz
by John Bintz
on March 19, 2019

Developers spend 30% of their time on code maintenance: our latest survey results, part 3

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

Paying the maintainers: not just how, but why

By Donald Fischer on March 12, 2019
This afternoon at the annual Open Source Leadership Summit, the Linux Foundation announced an initiative called CommunityBridge, “a new platform ...

Open source has a working-for-free problem

By Havoc Pennington on March 7, 2019
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 ...

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 ...