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Finding #8: Maintainers believe open source would benefit from increased contributor diversity

In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...
Chris Grams
by Chris Grams
on August 5, 2021

Dealing with burnout in open source

By Kiran Oliver on August 3, 2021
On June 7, 2021 Tidelift hosted a new event called Upstream, a one-day celebration of open source, the developers who use it, and the maintainers who ...

Finding #7: Maintainers need help improving documentation and the user and contributor experience

By Chris Grams on July 27, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Upstream webinar: How Bloomberg is shifting left and supporting the Python community

By Amy Hays on July 22, 2021
We loved Upstream so much we’re continuing the celebration! Join us August 4 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT to learn ways corporate users of open source ...

Finding #6: Maintainers only spend 1/4 of their time writing code, and here’s where the rest of their time goes

By Chris Grams on July 20, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Tidelift will be attending AWS re:Invent 2021

By Amy Hays on July 19, 2021
Tidelift is taking a gamble on in-person events; we’re heading to Las Vegas! We’ll be sponsoring AWS re:Invent Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. It’s been two ...

What is the rights-ratchet, and why should you care?

By Amy Hays on July 15, 2021
One of the most popular talks at Upstream last month explained the rights-ratchet model—and, most importantly, why organizations should care. How ...

Finding #5: More than half of maintainers have quit or considered quitting, and here’s why.

By Chris Grams on July 13, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

What is it like to be an open source maintainer in 2021: A panel discussion of the Tidelift maintainer survey highlights

By Amy Hays on July 8, 2021
Earlier this year, Tidelift completed its first ever survey of open source maintainers (read the whole report here). Nearly 400 maintainers responded ...

Finding #4: Open source maintenance work is often stressful, thankless, and financially unrewarding

By Chris Grams on July 1, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

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