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Tidelift announces open source subscriptions

Donald Fischer:

Over the last several months, we engaged with over 1000 professional users and maintainers of open source software through surveys and live conversations. We wanted to learn what’s working for them and what’s not. Turns out, people had a lot on their minds.

The result of these conversations was the creation of Tidelift subscriptions, which are described as:

paying for “promises about the future” of your software components.

Click through to read the nitty, gritty details. There are some interesting opportunities here:

Tidelift provides a means for maintainers to band together in a scalable model that works—for everyone. Those who build and maintain open source software get compensated for their effort—and those who use their creations get more dependable software, delivered via a Tidelift subscription.


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