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Why do people pay for open source?

The free ride opportunity Free riding is practically the definition of open source software. (Well, there is a definition in fact, but bear with me.)
Donald Fischer
by Donald Fischer
on July 10, 2018

Tidelift in the news

By Chris Grams on May 23, 2018
Yesterday, we put out an honest-to-goodness Tidelift press release, on the occasion of our first funding announcement. Thought it would be nice to ...

How much would professional users pay for supported open source? Survey results part 4

By Keenan Szulik on May 15, 2018
Earlier this year, we launched our first professional open source survey. Our goal? To gain deeper perspective about what can be done to make open ...

What professional teams need when using open source

By Donald Fischer on April 5, 2018
Our mission at Tidelift is to make open source software work better—for everyone.

Steve Ballmer was right about open source

By Havoc Pennington on March 15, 2018
There's a falsely-attributed-to-Gandhi quote, "First they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they fight you, then you win."  Fifteen years ago, ...

Announcing the Tidelift Subscription

By Donald Fischer on February 28, 2018
At Tidelift, we care deeply for open source software.

Want to better understand your current dependencies? Here's how.

By Havoc Pennington on February 28, 2018
Today we're launching the Tidelift Subscription, a service that gives professional assurances to commercial users of open source while funding ...