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psutil is a pypi library with a maintainer paid by Tidelift

The maintainers of psutil 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 psutil, 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 psutil into your application’s dependency tree because the maintainers of psutil are paid by Tidelift to ensure their open source projects follow standardized secure software development practices.

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psutil (process and system utilities) is a cross-platform library for retrieving information on running processes and system utilization (CPU, memory, disks, network, sensors) in Python.

psutil is useful mainly for system monitoring, profiling and limiting process resources and management of running processes. It implements many functionalities offered by UNIX command line tools such as: ps, top, lsof, netstat, ifconfig, who, df, kill, free, nice, ionice, iostat, iotop, uptime, pidof, tty, taskset, pmap.

psutil provides an interface with all the PC resources and processes, which helps gather data on a specific resource or manage a resource according to its state. Here are some cool things psutil can do:

  • Gather info on CPU boot time
  • Learn about disk space and memory state
  • Assess how many seconds of battery life is left
  • Measure the current CPU temperature

psutil has approximately 12 million downloads a month, and there are over 10,000 open source projects on GitHub that depend on psutil.

Tidelift works directly with the maintainer of psutil, Giampaolo RodolÄ‚ , to offer maintenance, code improvement, license verification, and security updates so you can use psutil for running processes and system utilization in your app.

You can learn more about psutil on the project repo.

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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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