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Pay the maintainers: responsible maintainership (and incentive to continue)

At Tidelift, we are interested in helping our maintainers thrive. Sometimes that means paying them to maintain their work. Sometimes it means helping ...
Bill Nottingham
by Bill Nottingham
on November 17, 2022

Washington, DC, and open—for maintainers

By Luis Villa on October 18, 2022
This blog post was originally published on our Tidelift community page. Some of you may have seen that open source has been in the news coming out of ...

Paying it forward: How paying maintainers improves the software supply chain for everyone

By Bill Nottingham on September 22, 2022
In an earlier post on the Tidelift blog, Donald Fischer described how software alone can’t solve the current challenges of the open source software ...

Preparing for the wave of open source funding

By Seth Larson on September 1, 2022
Seth Larson is the lead maintainer of popular Python project urllib3. Seth has been a Tidelift maintainer partner since 2019. He originally wrote ...

$27m to improve open source health and security with Tidelift’s partnered maintainers

By Donald Fischer on May 24, 2022
Today we’re excited to announce that Tidelift has closed on $27 million of Series C funding, led by Dorilton Ventures with participation by Kaiser ...

Tidelift advisory | Spring Framework critical vulnerability: what you need to know and do

By Jeremy Katz on March 31, 2022
In this advisory, we will address the core facts regarding the recently disclosed security vulnerability in the Spring Framework, which has been ...

Log4Shell highlights the need to proactively cooperate with open source maintainers at scale

By Luis Villa on December 14, 2021
Over the weekend, there was much ado on tech Twitter about the Log4Shell vulnerability and the reality of unpaid maintainers being asked to shoulder ...

Tidelift advisory | Log4Shell critical vulnerability: what you need to know and do

By Jeremy Katz on December 11, 2021
In this advisory, we will address the core facts regarding the recently disclosed security vulnerability in the Apache log4j project, which has been ...

Pay to play? Don't expect maintainers to solve your supply chain issues for free

By Luis Villa on August 24, 2021
For a long time, there were two basic tests for releasing open source: “does it do what I need it to do?” and “does it compile?” Sure, it was nice if ...

Join us June 7-12 for Maintainer Week

By Josh Simmons on April 6, 2021
Open source, once radical, is now mainstream and it is everywhere–which is amazing. Even more amazing? The people, the open source maintainers, who ...

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