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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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"This is a call for help."

Jürg Lenhi, writes in this tweet thread: Let’s talk about open-source. I’ve been developing and maintaining Paper.js for years. It has 8,700 stars on GitHub. Multiple big companies have done projects and products with it. Yet donations and sponsored features are very few, and I need to accept other work to sustain a living. There are several more tweets that follow this up with more details from Jürg, but what I found missing, is an awareness of what a healthy relationship for him and this project looks like. If we’ve learned anything from Request For Commits, it is that money doesn’t solve the open source maintainer problem, so donations or Patreon alone aren’t a fix. (Thanks to Cody for sharing this in our community Slack.)

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The Changelog The Changelog #281

Gitcoin: sustaining open source with cryptocurrency

We’re joined by Kevin Owocki, the founder of Gitcoin. Gitcoin is a platform to monetize or incentivize work in open source software. We talked about how Gitcoin sits at the intersection of sustaining open source and cryptocurrencies, their history and roadmap, their decision to leverage the brand name of Git, bug bounties, funded issues, web3, MetaMask, and the future of Gitcoin and how open source benefits.

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Three Ways to Improve the Sustainability of Open Source Projects

This post shares insights gathered from last year’s Sustain OSS. Open source is the basis upon which much of our technology is built, technology that keeps us warm, safe, and happy. Open source projects enable young developers to learn from veterans and entrepreneurs to build million-dollar companies in the space of months. tldr (but you should read): Remember, it’s free. Optimize for (many) maintainers It’s not just about the code

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The Changelog The Changelog #193

Funding open source with Nadia Eghbal

Nadia Eghbal joined the show to discuss a HUGE topic that’s near and dear to our heart – funding open source! We discussed what it takes to fund open source software development, Nadia’s current investigative journalism efforts around funding open source (funded by the Ford Foundation), venture-backed open source projects, what it means for an open source project to be in good shape, some potential solutions to provide better long-term support for open source, and we tried to determine how much the open source of the world might be worth.

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