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)
Open source maintenance can be stressful, lonely, and financially unrewarding
Maintainers want to do creative work that matters and makes an impact
Maintainers to industry: We don’t have the time nor money to do more.
In a shocker, paid maintainers do more security and maintenance work than unpaid maintainers
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