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Improving the health and security of the open source supply chain

Until recently, the term “software supply chain” was rarely uttered outside of the offices of CIOs and senior government officials. But in the wake ...
Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on June 29, 2021

Finding #3: Maintainers enjoy making a positive impact and those who make money enjoy it

By Chris Grams on June 24, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Software bills of materials are important—but they won't work at scale if we don't pay the maintainers

By Luis Villa on June 22, 2021
On June 2, the U.S. government posted a call for comments on the minimum elements that should be required in a software bill of materials (SBOM). At ...

Pupdate June 2021: Free bills of materials for everyone

By Jeff Stern on June 17, 2021
Welcome to the June 2021 edition of the Tidelift Product Update, or Pupdate for short! The Pupdate is our monthly rundown of new features and ...

Finding #2: Most maintainers aren’t paid well today, but Tidelift is having an impact

By Chris Grams on June 10, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Upstream is a wrap! You can watch all the talks on-demand

By Amy Hays on June 8, 2021
Well, that was fun! On Monday, we hosted the first-ever Upstream conference, what we called a celebration of open source, the developers who use it, ...

About the 2021 Tidelift maintainer survey

By Chris Grams on June 3, 2021
This is the fourth year in a row Tidelift conducted a survey about open source but the first time it focused exclusively on the maintainers who ...

Finding #1: About half of maintainers get paid nothing for their work

By Chris Grams on June 3, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Changelog: Maintainer Week starts next week

By Amy Hays on June 1, 2021
Next week is the first ever Maintainer Week—a weeklong event for open source maintainers to gather, share, and be celebrated. Tidelift ecosystem ...

Tidelift at Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit

By Amy Hays on May 26, 2021
This year is the first time the Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit will be virtual, and we are so excited to be ...

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