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Open source sustainability—what does that mean for Python?

In October, I had the great opportunity to present at PyGotham—New York City’s largest annual Python conference—about open source sustainability, and ...
Keenan Szulik
by Keenan Szulik
on December 3, 2019

Increasing my open source impact

By Blaine Bublitz on June 6, 2019
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 ...

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.  

Pay the maintainers!

By Donald Fischer on March 7, 2019
Right around the time that we were getting started with Tidelift, the New York Times published a compelling editorial entitled “Let’s Get Excited ...

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 ...

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