The experience of being a maintainer—in their words
Maintainers need help building a sustainable community around their projects
Maintainers to industry: We need help (and here’s what we need)
Maintainer burnout is real. Almost 60% of maintainers have quit or considered quitting maintaining one of their projects
Open source maintenance can be stressful, lonely, and financially unrewarding
In a shocker, paid maintainers do more security and maintenance work than unpaid maintainers
Maintainers to industry: We don’t have the time nor money to do more.
Maintainers are being asked to do more security work. Over 50% didn’t get the memo.
The more maintainers get paid, the more they work on open source
Despite increasing demands, most maintainers still don’t get paid for their work