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.
FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS
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
FOR OPEN SOURCE MAINTAINERS
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.