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beautifulsoup4 is a pypi library with a maintainer paid by Tidelift

The maintainers of beautifulsoup4 get paid by Tidelift to implement industry-leading secure software development practices and document the practices they follow.



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Thanks to maintainers working on projects like beautifulsoup4, you can use Tidelift to give your teams access to a continuously curated stream of validated data about vetted components they need to make intelligent decisions, faster.

You can feel confident bringing beautifulsoup4 into your application’s dependency tree because the maintainers of beautifulsoup4 are paid by Tidelift to ensure their open source projects follow standardized secure software development practices.

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Beautifulsoup4 is a Python library that makes it easy to scrape information from web pages (a version of Beautiful Soup). It sits atop an HTML or XML parser, providing Pythonic idioms for iterating, searching, and modifying the parse tree.

Beautifulsoup4 works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.

Beautiful Soup is a Python library designed for quick projects like screen-scraping.

  1. Beautiful Soup provides a few simple methods and Pythonic idioms for navigating, searching, and modifying a parse tree: a toolkit for dissecting a document and extracting what you need.
  2. Beautiful Soup automatically converts incoming documents to Unicode and outgoing documents to UTF-8.
  3. Beautiful Soup sits on top of popular Python parsers like lxml and html5lib, allowing you to try out different parsing strategies or trade speed for flexibility.

You can learn more on the Beautiful Soup website.

Proactively reduce your organization’s reliance on bad packages

Tidelift takes a unique, data driven approach to addressing the issue of bad packages. Tidelift partners with the maintainers of thousands of the most-relied-upon open source packages and pays them to implement industry-leading secure software development practices and document the practices they follow. The result is a unique source of cross-ecosystem package intelligence that customers use to identify and eliminate bad packages.

Tidelift’s package intelligence can be easily integrated into your preferred workflows using our flexible APIs or by adopting our web UI and CLI capabilities.

The Tidelift maintainer advantage

Tidelift is the only company that partners with open source maintainers and pays them to: 
Implement industry-leading secure software development practices and validate the practices they follow so organizations can have the same confidence in the security of their open source that they have in their own code.
Contractually commit to continue these practices into the future so that organizations can confidently make long term investments in the packages they use.
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Maintainer Tatu Saloranta used income from Tidelift and its customers to completely rearchitect jackson-databind and eliminate the risk of RCE vulnerabilities.
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Maintainer Jordan Harband saved minimist from deletion when its maintainer decided to delete their projects from GitHub.
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When SockJS maintainer Bryce Kahle took a new job that didn’t involve JavaScript, Asif Saif Uddin stepped in as maintainer, ensuring the project wasn’t abandoned.

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