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The results are in from our 2018 professional open source survey. Learn more.

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Introducing the Tidelift open source software assessment

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

Our 2018 professional open source survey report is now available

By Keenan Szulik on July 17, 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 ...

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 ...

Legal and licensing workshop 2018: when open source’s lawyers talk shop

By Luis Villa on April 26, 2018
One of the hidden gems of the free and open source software world is the Free Software Foundation-Europe’s annual Legal and Licensing Workshop, an ...

What professional teams need when using open source

By Donald Fischer on April 5, 2018
Our mission at Tidelift is to make open source software work better—for everyone.

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 libraries.io, ...

Open source: who's paying the bills?

By Benjamin Nickolls on January 25, 2018
Open source software isn’t free—someone else paid for it.

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 ...

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 ...