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Our third open data release has arrived

Today we’re publishing another open data release with almost 400 million rows of metadata about open source projects and the network of ...
Andrew Nesbitt
by Andrew Nesbitt
on March 14, 2018

Highlights from the FOSDEM package management dev room

By Andrew Nesbitt on February 15, 2018
A couple weeks ago a number of us from Tidelift travelled to Belgium for FOSDEM, an annual free software conference that has grown to become one of ...

Dependency management and your software health

By Keenan Szulik on February 8, 2018
As I’ve written about before, the packaging of open source software is trending towards increasingly granular modules, distributed through a ...

The state of copyleft licensing

By Luis Villa on February 1, 2018
In my last post, I talked about how much (or little!) we know about the licenses in the 30+ package managers and 2+ million packages in, ...

Bit Rot: the silent killer

By Andrew Nesbitt on January 30, 2018
Your code is rotting right now.

The state of licensing information (or, how do we know what we know?)

By Luis Villa on January 18, 2018
As open source has grown, it has also gotten more granular. Modern apps often depend on hundreds or thousands of open source packages, not counting ...

Managing the complexities of modular software

By Keenan Szulik on January 11, 2018
Last week, I took a dive into the world of JavaScript and NPM (its largest package manager) exploring the granularity of JavaScript software and the ...

JavaScript, NPM, and the rise of granular software

By Keenan Szulik on January 4, 2018
In the last month, we’ve alluded to the relationship between package managers and small, modular packages on a couple of occasions, without ...

A brief history of package management

By Jeremy Katz on December 19, 2017
Application developers today are used to relying on and pulling in a number of open source libraries to help them focus on the functionality that’s ...

What makes a top open source package?

By Keenan Szulik on December 7, 2017
Open source is everywhere—not just in startups or big companies but in practically every development team and every language imaginable. And now we ...