Here’s what we know. Open source software is incredible, but it’s got some issues. For open source maintainers, a project can feel like a full-time job even when it isn’t—a labor of love, with little direct financial reward. For professional software teams, building on top of open source components can be risky business—especially without the assurances they expect from traditional commercial software.
First, software development teams should be able to depend on the open source software they incorporate into their projects. They should be confident that it is reliable—professionally supported, more secure, easy to integrate, and properly maintained.
Meanwhile, open source maintainers and core teams should be able to build sustainable businesses around their projects. They should have easy access to paying users and to the tools necessary to deliver a professional software experience.
The end result? More, better software that our entire planet depends on.
That’s the future we see for open source. We’re working together to make it a reality. If you see it, too, join us.
At Tidelift, we're building an optimistic and inclusive team. Our founders and early hires include veterans of Red Hat, Mozilla, Google, Wikipedia, and GitHub. We’re headquartered in Boston, but we embrace remote work: two of the co-founders and over half of our overall team are distributed.