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2018's new open source licenses: Will they work? Should they work?

The past few months have seen an explosion of new open source licenses and license-like documents. A proposal from MongoDB has generated intense ...
Luis Villa
by Luis Villa
on November 13, 2018

Why Red Hat mattered

By Donald Fischer on November 8, 2018
Red Hat has been one of the most important companies in the modern technology industry, in the free software and open source movements, and in my ...

Luis Villa talks Tidelift with Randal and Jonathan on the FLOSS Weekly podcast

By Chris Grams on November 5, 2018
Last week Tidelift co-founder Luis Villa spent Halloween with co-hosts Randal Schwartz and Jonathan Bennett of the long-running FLOSS Weekly podcast ...

Welcome to Tidelift, Jeff Forcier!

By Brenna Heaps on November 1, 2018
We’re excited to share that maintainer Jeff Forcier will now be providing assurances for a number of projects as part of the Tidelift Subscription. ...

Open source creators: Red Hat got $34 billion and you got $0. Here's why.

By Donald Fischer on October 31, 2018
In the aftermath of IBM’s announced acquisition of Red Hat for $34 billion in the largest software deal ever, countless VC investor, stock analyst, ...

Nuxt is the 4th fastest growing project on GitHub

By Keenan Szulik on October 25, 2018
This month, GitHub released it its yearly report, the State of the Octoverse, detailing many unique insights about the state of the open source ...

Active Admin is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on October 23, 2018
We’re excited to share that the Tidelift Subscription now includes support for Active Admin!

Doctrine ORM is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on October 16, 2018
We’re excited to share that the Tidelift Subscription now includes support for Doctrine ORM!

Don’t believe the download numbers when evaluating open source projects

By Jeremy Katz on October 11, 2018
One of the things that most of us look at when trying to decide if we want to use a new open source library in our software is how “popular” it is. ...

Welcome to Tidelift, Sindre Sorhus, maintainer of over 1,100 npm packages, including Chalk JS!

By Brenna Heaps on October 9, 2018
We’re excited to share that maintainer Sindre Sorhus will now be providing assurances for a number of projects as part of the Tidelift Subscription. ...