Tidelift - Subscription-based support for open source that pays dependencies



Tidelift is a subscription support system, that connects companies building software with the open source software maintainers that build the libraries and other tools that companies use.

Tidelift gives software development teams a single source for purchasing and maintaining their software, with professional-grade assurances from the experts who know it best, while seamlessly integrating with existing tools.

Details on subscriptions: https://tidelift.com/subscription

Tidelift gives maintainers and core teams—we call them lifters—a platform and a market for building a sustainable business around their projects. Tidelift provides the tools and audience necessary for lifters to deliver a professional and financially-viable software experience.

Tidelift calls maintainers “Lifters”, here’s the page for that info https://tidelift.com/about/lifter

Digging in, whole dependency stacks are covered, and money flows through to all the dependencies. Nice one liner: “What won’t work for individual packages will work if we all come together.”

Tidelift provides a way to bring maintainers together in a scalable model that works—for everyone. Those who build and maintain open source software get compensated for their effort—and those who use their creations get more dependable software.

  • We sell subscriptions that cover open source dependency stacks
  • We share the sales, marketing, and administrative aspects of the business across thousands of open source packages
  • Upstream projects can join as lifters and get paid for offering some straightforward (but not worth doing for free) extra assurances

Currently supports Angular, React, and VueJS.