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What motivates open source maintainers?

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?
Luis Villa
by Luis Villa
on December 13, 2018

Standard JS is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on December 11, 2018
We’re excited to share that the Tidelift Subscription now includes support for Standard JS!

From Jade to Pug: How Forbes Lindesay adopted a project from a NodeJS legend

By Amy Hays on December 4, 2018
Forbes Lindesay adopted his pet project, Pug, from an open source legend–TJ Holowaychuk. TJ is a prolific NodeJS developer, who created an array of ...

Event-stream: 100 million downloads, unmaintained, hacked. Now can we pay the !@#$% maintainers?

By Keenan Szulik on November 27, 2018
Late last week, users of the popular JavaScript library event-stream discovered a vulnerability in the package caused by a malicious actor who had ...

Nuxt is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on November 21, 2018
We’re excited to share that the Tidelift Subscription now includes support for Nuxt!

Adopting projects out of the limelight: Why David Rodriguez works on byebug and Active Admin

By Amy Hays on November 20, 2018
When David Rodriguez first started working with the Ruby programming language, he noticed the Ruby debugger didn’t work properly.

Jekyll is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on November 15, 2018
We’re excited to share that the Tidelift Subscription now includes support for Jekyll!

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...