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Want a Pay the Maintainers t-shirt? Here’s how to get one for free.

Probably our most popular Tidelift swag item is our custom-designed Pay the Maintainers tshirt. It is the brainchild of Tidelift engineer and ...
Chris Grams
by Chris Grams
on June 24, 2019

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 ...

Paying the maintainers: not just how, but why

By Donald Fischer on March 12, 2019
This afternoon at the annual Open Source Leadership Summit, the Linux Foundation announced an initiative called CommunityBridge, “a new platform ...

Open source has a working-for-free problem

By Havoc Pennington on March 7, 2019
It's a necessary part of open source that we do some work for free. But when it is an expectation—or at least a strong norm—to do everything for ...

VICE Motherboard on the business of funding open source development

By Donald Fischer on February 19, 2019
Daniel Oberhaus at VICE Motherboard published an extensive essay last week delving into the history and future of open source development. It’s a ...

What concerns developers about open source? Our latest survey results, part 2

By Chris Grams on February 14, 2019
The professional open source survey results we published last year highlighted the impressive reach of open source usage among professional ...

What are the top 3 reasons developers use open source? Our latest survey results, part 1

By Chris Grams on January 29, 2019
The professional open source survey results we published last year highlighted the impressive reach of open source usage among professional ...

Had enough of zero-day fire drills?

By Havoc Pennington on December 6, 2018
Yeah, there will always be more.

Newly updated! The Tidelift guide to managing open source

By Chris Grams on November 29, 2018
Our mission here at Tidelift is to make open source work better for everyone. One big area of focus for us is finding ways we can help those of you ...

Survey: help us make developing applications with open source better

By Havoc Pennington on November 14, 2018
We do a lot of user research at Tidelift—connecting with open source maintainers and users alike. Over the past few months we’ve talked to ...