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Steve Ballmer was right about open source

There's a falsely-attributed-to-Gandhi quote, "First they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they fight you, then you win."  Fifteen years ago, ...
Havoc Pennington
by Havoc Pennington
on March 15, 2018

Our third Libraries.io open data release has arrived

By Andrew Nesbitt on March 14, 2018
Today we’re publishing another Libraries.io open data release with almost 400 million rows of metadata about open source projects and the network of ...

Making the most of bringing your distributed team together

By Jeremy Katz on March 12, 2018
From the beginning, we have been a distributed team at Tidelift. Of the founding team, only Donald and I are in Boston while Luis is in San Francisco ...

Pay the maintainers!

By Donald Fischer on March 7, 2018
Right around the time that we were getting started with Tidelift, the New York Times published a compelling editorial entitled “Let’s Get Excited ...

Announcing the Tidelift Subscription

By Donald Fischer on February 28, 2018
At Tidelift, we care deeply for open source software.

Want to better understand your current dependencies? Here's how.

By Havoc Pennington on February 28, 2018
Today we're launching the Tidelift Subscription, a service that gives professional assurances to commercial users of open source while funding ...

Highlights from the FOSDEM package management dev room

By Andrew Nesbitt on February 15, 2018
A couple weeks ago a number of us from Tidelift travelled to Belgium for FOSDEM, an annual free software conference that has grown to become one of ...

Equifax, open source, and glass houses

By Donald Fischer on February 13, 2018
Equifax is back in the news, with the latest reports indicating that hackers acquired not only names, social security numbers, birth dates, and ...

Dependency management and your software health

By Keenan Szulik on February 8, 2018
As I’ve written about before, the packaging of open source software is trending towards increasingly granular modules, distributed through a ...

The state of copyleft licensing

By Luis Villa on February 1, 2018
In my last post, I talked about how much (or little!) we know about the licenses in the 30+ package managers and 2+ million packages in libraries.io, ...