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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 ...
Chris Grams
by Chris Grams
on May 23, 2018

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 ...

Sloan and Ford Foundations are requesting proposals for projects to support our digital infrastructure

By Benjamin Nickolls on May 8, 2018
The Ford Foundation and the Alfred P Sloan Foundation just opened a request for proposals for their new ‘digital infrastructure’ programme. If you’d ...

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, ...

Pay the maintainers!

By Donald Fischer on March 7, 2018
Right around the time that we were getting started with Tidelift, the New York Times published a compelling editorial entitled “Let’s Get Excited ...

Announcing the Tidelift Subscription

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

Bit Rot: the silent killer

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

Open source: who's paying the bills?

By Benjamin Nickolls on January 25, 2018
Open source software isn’t free—someone else paid for it.

Three ways to improve the sustainability of open source projects

By Benjamin Nickolls on January 9, 2018
Open source software has been astoundingly successful. Today, it is the basis upon which much of our technology is built, technology that keeps us ...