Today, GitHub announced GitHub Sponsors, a tool to help support open source creators, with Tidelift as a launch partner.
Now over 4,000 open source projects on GitHub are immediately eligible for income from Tidelift through GitHub Sponsors!
GitHub knows it's time to pay the maintainers. We agree wholeheartedly—so we made a short film about it:
GitHub is the world's leading software development platform for open source projects.
Tidelift is the world’s leading managed open source provider, working in partnership with independent open source maintainers to solve key security, licensing, and maintenance challenges for organizations that rely on open source.
It’s natural that we would collaborate on this effort.
With the new GitHub Sponsors functionality, open source projects can provide a direct link to their project's page on Tidelift via a new “Sponsor” button next to “Watch” and “Fork."
With the Tidelift managed open source subscription, Tidelift’s network of participating open source maintainers work on your behalf to resolve security, maintenance, and licensing problems in the packages your applications depend on, freeing up your developers’ time while reducing risk.
Tidelift partners with the open source maintainers to "take care of it for you"—to give you ready-to-use, continuously monitored, always cared-for software. Managed open source, rather than open source that needs management.
This new integration with GitHub makes it easier for your organization to save time and reduce risk with Tidelift's managed open source subscription.
Tidelift makes it possible for open source maintainers to provide concrete value to the professional organizations who rely on their software by keeping it actively maintained and secure.
In return, open source maintainers receive a scalable, reliable income stream.
With GitHub’s new underlying platform enhancements, participating maintainers can better integrate the Tidelift Subscription directly into their GitHub project pages.
Open source software is at the heart of our digital society. Tidelift’s managed open source subscription makes it possible for organizations to ensure the open source components their applications rely on are robust, secure, and well-maintained, while simultaneously creating a scalable income stream for open source maintainers.
We’re excited to work with GitHub to make it even easier for the users and creators of open source to partner constructively with one another via Tidelift, now as part of the native GitHub workflow.
The software industry moves fast. But if you keep up, you can have an incredible career.