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Bit Rot: the silent killer

Your code is rotting right now.
Andrew Nesbitt
by Andrew Nesbitt
on January 30, 2018

Open source: who's paying the bills?

By Benjamin Nickolls on January 25, 2018
Open source software isn’t free—someone else paid for it.

The state of licensing information (or, how do we know what we know?)

By Luis Villa on January 18, 2018
As open source has grown, it has also gotten more granular. Modern apps often depend on hundreds or thousands of open source packages, not counting ...

Managing the complexities of modular software

By Keenan Szulik on January 11, 2018
Last week, I took a dive into the world of JavaScript and NPM (its largest package manager) exploring the granularity of JavaScript software and the ...

Three ways to improve the sustainability of open source projects

By Benjamin Nickolls on January 9, 2018
Open source software has been astoundingly successful. Today, it is the basis upon which much of our technology is built, technology that keeps us ...

JavaScript, NPM, and the rise of granular software

By Keenan Szulik on January 4, 2018
In the last month, we’ve alluded to the relationship between package managers and small, modular packages on a couple of occasions, without ...

A brief history of package management

By Jeremy Katz on December 19, 2017
Application developers today are used to relying on and pulling in a number of open source libraries to help them focus on the functionality that’s ...

Don't judge a project by its GitHub stars alone

By Keenan Szulik on December 13, 2017
Open source is now universally accepted and employed by developers and companies across the world.  This rise in popularity, though, has raised many ...

What makes a top open source package?

By Keenan Szulik on December 7, 2017
Open source is everywhere—not just in startups or big companies but in practically every development team and every language imaginable. And now we ...

Revealing a world of hidden dependencies with

By Keenan Szulik on December 5, 2017
A couple of weeks ago, we announced that Tidelift had joined forces with to make open source software work better for developers and ...