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The results are in from our 2018 professional open source survey. Learn more.

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

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

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.)

Tidelift’s Luis Villa on friction, sustainability, and open source

By Luis Villa on July 3, 2018
Back in February, our own Luis Villa spoke at RedMonk’s Monkigras conference in London. This year’s topic was one very near and dear to our hearts: ...

Tidelift’s contribution to open source sustainability

By Chris Grams on June 25, 2018
Over the weekend, Danny Crichton at TechCrunch wrote an in-depth piece entitled Open source sustainability about some of the challenges facing open ...

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 ...

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.