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Increasing my open source impact

I've been a part of the JavaScript toolkit gulp since 2013. And I’ve also just joined the Lifter Engagement team at Tidelift, where I will get to use ...
Blaine Bublitz
by Blaine Bublitz
on June 6, 2019

The closed source sustainability crisis

By Donald Fischer on April 25, 2019
Today, it is clear—any software development platform that is not open source faces a sustainability crisis.  

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 ...

Open source creators: Red Hat got $34 billion and you got $0. Here's why.

By Donald Fischer on October 31, 2018
In the aftermath of IBM’s announced acquisition of Red Hat for $34 billion in the largest software deal ever, countless VC investor, stock analyst, ...

Tidelift's Donald Fischer on Changelog Founder's Talk podcast

By Amy Hays on September 24, 2018
Our mission here at Tidelift is to pay the maintainers. CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer sat down with Adam at Changelog recently to discuss his ...

A new option for open source maintainers

By Luis Villa on September 20, 2018
Before I helped start Tidelift, I built a private legal practice focused on the needs of open source developers. My clients spanned from individuals ...

$1m to pay open source maintainers on Tidelift

By Donald Fischer on September 18, 2018
Open source can be puzzling. It's now widely accepted that open source software is everywhere. Yet almost every day there is a new passionate debate ...

Who supports React? That depends on what you mean

By Keenan Szulik on August 14, 2018
React is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. First deployed on Facebook's news feed in 2011 and then on Instagram in 2012, it ...

Sustain, a one-day conversation about sustainability in open source

By Amy Hays on August 8, 2018
Sustain is a one-day event where 100 diverse open source “sustainers” gather together to discuss the unique challenges facing open source ...

Why do people pay for open source?

By Donald Fischer on July 10, 2018
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.)