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Our third open data release has arrived

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

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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