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Up to 20% of your application dependencies may be unmaintained

We recently added a new feature Tidelift subscribers can use to discover unmaintained dependencies. After taking an early look at the data we're ...
Havoc Pennington
by Havoc Pennington
on April 9, 2019

The Tidelift guide to choosing open source packages well

By Jeremy Katz on April 4, 2019
Last fall, I took some time to write a blog post on a subject that I’ve learned a lot about over the years: how to choose open source packages well. ...

Video: what software development teams should know about open source licenses

By Luis Villa on April 2, 2019
If you build applications using open source components, you may not often think about how those underlying components are licensed. Some may use a ...

Byte Buddy is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on March 28, 2019
Byte Buddy is a code generation and manipulation library for creating and modifying Java classes during the runtime of a Java application and without ...

Come say hi to us at Vue Conf US this week

By Brenna Heaps on March 26, 2019
We’re hanging out at Vue Conf US in Tampa this week. This is our second time sponsoring this event; we’re big fans of the Vue ecosystem. Last year, ...

Claudiu Popa, and finding the time to work on Pylint

By Amy Hays on March 21, 2019
Claudiu Popa, core maintainer of Python linter Pylint, became involved with the project by fixing a couple bugs. It’s a common tale in the world of ...

Dependency Hell is inevitable...and that’s OK (and you’re OK, too!)

By John Bintz on March 19, 2019
At a recent meetup, a few of us developers got into a discussion about "dependency hell"—the condition when one or more pieces of software need two ...

Developers spend 30% of their time on code maintenance: our latest survey results, part 3

By Chris Grams on March 14, 2019
The professional open source survey results we published last year highlighted the impressive reach of open source usage among professional ...

Paying the maintainers: not just how, but why

By Donald Fischer on March 12, 2019
This afternoon at the annual Open Source Leadership Summit, the Linux Foundation announced an initiative called CommunityBridge, “a new platform ...

Open source has a working-for-free problem

By Havoc Pennington on March 7, 2019
It's a necessary part of open source that we do some work for free. But when it is an expectation—or at least a strong norm—to do everything for ...