In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers.
Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about how they fund their work, what they enjoy about being a maintainer, what they don’t like so much, along with a host of other interesting insights.
In this survey, we share nine of the most fascinating findings with you, including:
- What percentage of maintainers get paid nothing for their work?
- How many maintainers have considered quitting?
- What do you enjoy most about being a maintainer and what do you dislike most?