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Meet Joda maintainer, Stephen Colbourne

One day back in 2000, Joda maintainer Stephen Colbourne decided to contribute to the Apache Commons Project. His goal? He wanted to help improve the ...
Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on November 5, 2019

How to welcome community contributions to your open source project

By Kate Mancuso on October 29, 2019
Greetings! So you’re considering actively recruiting more contributors to your open source project for the first time. That’s great! It can be ...

Project Lombok's Roel Spilker: Why rejecting good ideas is the hardest part of being a maintainer

By Brenna Heaps on August 27, 2019
Project Lombok maintainer Roel Spilker thinks the hardest part of being a maintainer is rejecting good feature ideas. It’s heartbreaking, he said, to ...

Material-UI core maintainer Olivier Tassinari shares his open source software journey

By Brenna Heaps on July 30, 2019
Meet Material-UI core maintainer Olivier Tassinari. Olivier is a software engineer from France, and he’s a core maintainer of Material-UI, a ...

SockJS is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on July 25, 2019
SockJS is a browser JavaScript library that provides a WebSocket-like object. SockJS gives you a coherent, cross-browser, Javascript API which ...

May conference recap: GitHub Satellite, Maintainerati, and OpenJS Collaborator Summit

By Blaine Bublitz on June 20, 2019
In April and May, I was visiting Berlin—a city after my own heart—so it was perfect that I joined Tidelift just as a variety of conferences centered ...

Pay the maintainers!

By Donald Fischer on March 7, 2019
Right around the time that we were getting started with Tidelift, the New York Times published a compelling editorial entitled “Let’s Get Excited ...

How to start earning money for your open source project with Tidelift

By Keenan Szulik on February 5, 2019
Our primary goal at Tidelift is to make open source work better for users and creators alike. How do we plan on doing that? One key way is ensuring ...

Gulp JS maintainer Blaine Bublitz and a better solution for supporting open source

By Amy Hays on December 18, 2018
Blaine Bublitz thinks about open source sustainability a lot. In the past two years, he’s tried a few different avenues to get funding for the ...

What motivates open source maintainers?

By Luis Villa on December 13, 2018
When you download a new open source package, how much time do you spend much time thinking about the person who actually wrote the code?

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