Donald Fischer

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It's Time To Pay The Maintainers

Earlier this year, Tidelift conducted a survey of over 1,200 professional software developers and open source maintainers. We found that 83% of professional software development teams would be willing to pay for better maintenance, security, and licensing assurances around the open source projects they use. Meanwhile, the same survey found that the majority of open source maintainers receive no external funding for their work, and thus struggle to find the time to maintain their open source projects. So, to put what we learned succinctly...It's time to pay the maintainers. Not just because they deserve to be compensated for their amazing work creating the software infrastructure our society relies on (they do!). But also because there is a ready-made market of professional developers willing to pay for assurances they are in the best position to provide. Here's an idea for how to do it...

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Recession Spurring Increased Adoption Of Open Source Software According To Latest Yearly Survey By Tidelift

Press Release | TideLift | October 7, 2020

Use of open source software is expected to increase during the pandemic as businesses look to save time and money, while increasing efficiency, according to the third annual Managed open source survey released today by Tidelift, the largest provider of commercial support and maintenance for the community-led open source behind modern applications. More than 600 technologists shared how they use open source software today, what holds them back, and what tools and strategies would help them use it even more effectively.

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The Community-Led Renaissance of Open Source

In a revival and expansion of the principles that drove the first generation of community-led open source commercial players, creators are now coming together in a new form of collaboration. Rather than withholding software under a different license, they're partnering with each other to provide the same kinds of professional assurances that companies such as Red Hat discovered were necessary back in the day, but for the thousands of discrete components that make up the modern development platform. Today's generation of entrepreneurial open source creators is leaving behind the scarcity mindset that bore open core and its brethren. Instead, they're advancing an optimistic, additive, and still practical model that adds missing commercial value on top of raw open source.

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Tidelift and NumFOCUS partner to support essential community-led open source data science and scientific computing projects

Press Release | NumFOCUS, Tidelift | October 22, 2019

NumFOCUS, a nonprofit supporting better science through open code, and Tidelift today announced a partnership to support open source libraries critical to the Python data science and scientific computing ecosystem. NumPy, SciPy, and pandas-sponsored projects within NumFOCUS-are now part of the Tidelift Subscription. Working in collaboration with NumFOCUS, Tidelift financially supports the work of project maintainers to provide ongoing security updates, maintenance and code improvements, licensing verification and indemnification, and more to enterprise engineering and data science teams via a managed open source subscription from Tidelift.

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Tidelift Introduces a Comprehensive Way for Organizations to Ensure the Health of their Open Source Supply Chain

Press Release | Tidelift | February 2, 2021

Tidelift, the premier provider of solutions for managing the open source software behind modern applications, today announced the general availability of Tidelift catalogs, an innovative way to ensure organizations can consistently manage the health and security of their open source software supply chain. "As software supply chain security makes front page news in 2021, it is more important than ever that application development teams employ a comprehensive approach to managing the open source components that make up their applications," said Donald Fischer, CEO and co-founder, Tidelift. "With the addition of catalogs to the Tidelift Subscription, organizations can be confident that they are using open source safely without slowing down development."

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Upstream 2021

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
June 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

In three short weeks, TideLift will be hosting some amazing open source community leaders and celebrating the awesome open source maintainers who keep the world spinning. Join us June 7 for our first-ever, one-day, free virtual gathering to celebrate open source, the developers who use it, and the maintainers who create it. We just finalized the agenda, and wow! Check out this line-up...

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