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WTF? The data behind Microsoft's surprising open source track record

VS Code, Typescript, thefuck? What do each of these have in common? They’re all popular open source projects Microsoft has contributed to, and they ...
Donald Fischer
by Donald Fischer
on June 6, 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 Libraries.io

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

Our second Libraries.io open data release has arrived

By Andrew Nesbitt on November 30, 2017
Today we’re publishing another Libraries.io open data release with over 311 million rows of metadata about open source projects and the network of ...