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  • Krita fund has 0 corporate support
    This is ! Others too, I think. - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • core-js maintainer: “So, what’s next?”
    This problem has already been partially solved by Tidelift. He even mentions them in his blog post, they used to send him $1000 a month. Unfortunately it sounds like they're not legally allowed to fund him at the moment because Russia. $1000 a month is not a lot considering the amount of work this guy is putting in, so Tidelift's model may not be sustainable but it's still an interesting business model. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I’m Now a Full-Time Professional Open Source Maintainer
    > Business idea: If there was a single corporate intermediatory who Isn't that what tidelift [1] is doing? [1] - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • I Am Not a Supplier
    Depending on the FOSS you use, yes. Eg, . Is it more convenient to find commercial/proprietary vendors instead? Or to use warranty-less software and pay for your own staff to track changes and be ready to maintain the software yourself? - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • mold (linker) - Problem with my open-source startup
    Alternatively, companies like tidelift are trying to fix this; you may want to check with them if they'd be interested in adding your project to the fold, though I believe they are focusing more on libraries in library-heavy ecosystems such as java, nodejs, and python. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Microsoft open sources Salus software bill of materials (SBOM) generation tool
    There is an open source UI for querying based on SBOM called DependencyTrack ( Commercial offerings exist from vendors like TideLift ( - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • My thoughts on the topic
    Services like Tidelift might fill the gap between your company's needs and developers'. They had a good talk about their service on the FLOSS Weekly podcast. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Please help me validate an idea to fund FOSS development
    Tidelift is a company attempting to do something along these lines. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Node.js packages don't deserve your trust
    I think curated packages is part of what is trying to achieve. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Building A Network with Rynn Mancuso
    Rynn Mancuso is a Developer Community Manager. They began their career as an Accessibility Engineer working on Women Who Code and building a WordPress community locally at Tech Liminal, and have built developer communities at Mozilla, Wikimedia, Tidelift, and New Relic. - Source: / over 2 years ago
  • The burden of an Open Source maintainer
    You are describing Tidelift ( except the bit where the users would "need to pay" - although that could be addressed e.g. Via regulations for enterprises but not individuals. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Making Open Source economy more viable with dual license collectives
    This is similar in spirit with what is trying to do. I'm not convinced this will work at scale. At the end of the day, open source software is different than commercial software is what you're proposing. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Where to find part time, freelance jobs for a NodeJS & typescript dev?
    The only open source contributions I have made are when I find a tool that's missing features that I need, but otherwise does what I'm looking for. In those cases, I will jump right into a repo and open a PR, though sometimes getting things merged is a huge pain. If you were looking for a way to make some cash, you could look into Tidelift which basically takes contributions from big companies to open source repo... Source: over 2 years ago
  • [AskJS] Paid open-source JS solutions?
    I think is doing precisely this. I didn't use it. I discovered it by accident when I saw a library with some kind of "part of Tidelift subscription" banner. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Why Log4Shell was not discovered earlier?
    There are companies like Tidelift that coordinate and make it easy enough for companies to do this. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Open source and taxes: A Swedish perspective
    Some examples of that are: Sign a support agreement, buy consulting hours, sign an SLA-style guarantee from something like Tidelift or perhaps ensure you get enough promotion back to essentially make it classify as an ad for you. - Source: / over 2 years ago
  • Your Company Should Probably Pay $2k per Person for Open Source
    Another attempt at this business model post-Gratipay is Tidelift - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Why I'm working on Open Source full time
    Tidelift [1] is one such approach. [1] - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: Easiest Way to Donate for FOSS?
    If you are working at a business with good revenue, Tidelift[1] may be an option. [1] - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago
  • Introducing: Funds for Open Source
    How does this compare to - Source: Hacker News / about 3 years ago

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