In this special crossover episode of Founders Talk, Adam talks with Donald Fischer. Donald Fischer and the team at Tidelift are on a mission of making open source work better — for everyone. To pay the maintainers of open source software they are putting a new spin on a highly successful business model that’s a win-win for the maintainers as well as the software teams using the software. In this episode we dig into that backstory and Donald’s journey.
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Notes and Links
- There’s over $1M to pay open source maintainers on Tidelift
- It’s time to pay the maintainers!
- Is React’s development “supported” by Facebook? That depends.
- Havoc Pennington
- Jeremy Katz
- Luis Villa