You already put a lot of effort into your open source projects, but your users want more. What if you could get paid for that work by building and promoting a product that is valuable to enterprises?
Our commercial subscribers are looking for the same maintenance guarantees and assurances for your project that they expect from traditional enterprise software products. Of course, you shouldn’t be expected to provide this type of work for free! Tidelift works directly with maintainers—like you—to provide those guarantees as part of our managed open source subscription.
To maximize coverage on all our subscribers’ dependencies, we analyze each of their application manifests and distribute income to lifters (the maintainers working with us) from that subscription fee. This means maintainers will get paid by the people who depend on their packages the most.
We focus on four core areas of value-add for our subscribers (and you)! The primary focus is to provide customers with well-maintained and secure software, while making it easier for them to find your package and ensure it complies with their organization's requirements. These are all areas where enterprise users struggle and Tidelift can help you deliver the value they need.
By marketing the Tidelift Subscription to your current users, you can ensure they get the maintenance guarantees and assurances needed to use your project with confidence. The more subscribers who use your project, the more income you can earn, increasing your ability to continue to maintain it well into the future.
"There are a vast array of open source projects out there, and not all of them are at the same quality level. Tidelift helps people make a more educated decision when evaluating an open source project. This helps alleviate the pressure—and stress—of choosing the best components and libraries when a big, corporate project depends on it."
"After meeting with the Tidelift team, it was very obvious they were very passionate about Open Source Software and I was confident they had my best interests in mind."
"It’s a pretty simple concept: maintainers get paid and the organizations who use their projects get the support and dependability they need in return. I believe that this model helps us move closer to a future where many more maintainers like me can afford to work on their projects full time."