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Welcome to Tidelift, Jeff Forcier!

We’re excited to share that maintainer Jeff Forcier will now be providing assurances for a number of projects as part of the Tidelift Subscription. ...
Brenna Heaps
by Brenna Heaps
on November 1, 2018

Open source creators: Red Hat got $34 billion and you got $0. Here's why.

By Donald Fischer on October 31, 2018
In the aftermath of IBM’s announced acquisition of Red Hat for $34 billion in the largest software deal ever, countless VC investor, stock analyst, ...

Nuxt is the 4th fastest growing project on GitHub

By Keenan Szulik on October 25, 2018
This month, GitHub released it its yearly report, the State of the Octoverse, detailing many unique insights about the state of the open source ...

How to use funding for your open source project

By Brenna Heaps on October 4, 2018
We’ve been speaking with a lot of open source maintainers about how to get paid and what that might mean for their project, and the same question ...

A new option for open source maintainers

By Luis Villa on September 20, 2018
Before I helped start Tidelift, I built a private legal practice focused on the needs of open source developers. My clients spanned from individuals ...

Open source maintainers: how to get paid with Tidelift

By Havoc Pennington on September 19, 2018
Hello, interested open source maintainers!

$1m to pay open source maintainers on Tidelift

By Donald Fischer on September 18, 2018
Open source can be puzzling. It's now widely accepted that open source software is everywhere. Yet almost every day there is a new passionate debate ...

Vue.js, Evan You, and the intersection between art, design, and technology

By Amy Hays on August 2, 2018
Evan You didn’t plan for his popular JavaScript framework, Vue.js, to become a full-time job. It just happened.

So we pay the maintainers... what would they be willing to do? Survey results part 9

By Keenan Szulik on June 21, 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 ...

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.