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Open source: who's paying the bills?

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

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 Libraries.io

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

Our second Libraries.io open data release has arrived

By Andrew Nesbitt on November 30, 2017
Today we’re publishing another Libraries.io open data release with over 311 million rows of metadata about open source projects and the network of ...