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Finding #8: Maintainers believe open source would benefit from increased contributor diversity

In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...
Chris Grams
by Chris Grams
on August 5, 2021

Finding #7: Maintainers need help improving documentation and the user and contributor experience

By Chris Grams on July 27, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Finding #6: Maintainers only spend 1/4 of their time writing code, and here’s where the rest of their time goes

By Chris Grams on July 20, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Finding #5: More than half of maintainers have quit or considered quitting, and here’s why.

By Chris Grams on July 13, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Finding #4: Open source maintenance work is often stressful, thankless, and financially unrewarding

By Chris Grams on July 1, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Finding #3: Maintainers enjoy making a positive impact and those who make money enjoy it

By Chris Grams on June 24, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Finding #2: Most maintainers aren’t paid well today, but Tidelift is having an impact

By Chris Grams on June 10, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Finding #1: About half of maintainers get paid nothing for their work

By Chris Grams on June 3, 2021
In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about ...

Better together: cultivating an open source ecosystem that works for everyone

By Josh Simmons on February 18, 2021
Hello, world! My name is Josh, and I’m pleased to introduce myself as one of the newest members of the Tidelift team.