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Finding #7: Maintainers need help improving documentation and the user and contributor experience

In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...
Chris Grams
by Chris Grams
on July 27, 2021

Hey maintainers, please take our (first-ever) Tidelift maintainer survey

By Amy Hays on February 25, 2021
We’ve launched our first, all-encompassing survey of open source maintainers! If you actively maintain one or more open source projects, we want to ...

Welcome to Tidelift, npm maintainer Blake Embrey!

By Brenna Heaps on August 4, 2020
We’re excited to share that maintainer Blake Embrey will now be providing assurances for a number of projects as part of the Tidelift Subscription. ...

In a recession, who’s looking out for the open source maintainers?

By Donald Fischer on May 12, 2020
As the global economy enters a recession triggered by many businesses, schools, and services shutting down to slow the spread of COVID-19, I’ve been ...

Meet Joda maintainer, Stephen Colebourne

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

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 ...

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