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Don’t believe the download numbers when evaluating open source projects

One of the things that most of us look at when trying to decide if we want to use a new open source library in our software is how “popular” it is. ...
Jeremy Katz
by Jeremy Katz
on October 11, 2018

Tidelift's Donald Fischer on Changelog Founder's Talk podcast

By Amy Hays on September 24, 2018
Our mission here at Tidelift is to pay the maintainers. CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer sat down with Adam at Changelog recently to discuss his ...

Who supports React? That depends on what you mean

By Keenan Szulik on August 14, 2018
React is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. First deployed on Facebook's news feed in 2011 and then on Instagram in 2012, it ...

Introducing the Tidelift open source software assessment

By John Marcus III on July 31, 2018
Recently, Tidelift published the results of our 2018 survey of professional open source users and maintainers. There are several surprising findings ...

Babel, Vue, and Vuetify are now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on July 24, 2018
We’re happy to share that the Tidelift subscription now includes three popular open source projects within the JavaScript ecosystem: Babel, Vue, and ...

How professional open source users evaluate their software: survey results part 3

By Keenan Szulik on May 10, 2018
Earlier this year, we launched our first professional open source survey. Our goal? To gain deeper perspective about what can be done to make open ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bit Rot: the silent killer

By Andrew Nesbitt on January 30, 2018
Your code is rotting right now.