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How much time do developers spend actually writing code?

In June of 2019, Tidelift and The New Stack jointly fielded a survey of professional software developers. Almost 400 people responded with thoughts ...
Chris Grams
by Chris Grams
on October 31, 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 ...

Improve collaboration through community health files

By Blaine Bublitz on September 10, 2019
Whether you are an open source project maintainer or just starting to contribute on your first project, community health files in the project ...

How to get an enterprise-class experience for community-led open source projects

By Donald Fischer on August 29, 2019
Once chided as a movement made up of communists and thieves, open source today is the modern development platform for corporate applications. Across ...

A peek inside the Tidelift technology stack

By Jeremy Katz on August 22, 2019
Like most engineers, I’m always curious about the technology stack the companies I admire are built upon. We’ve had several people ask about what we ...

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

By Chris Grams on June 24, 2019
(Note: as of June 27th, all of the free t-shirts have been claimed. But you can still take the survey, we'd love to get your feedback, and thanks for ...

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 ...

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