I’d would also (To second @nedbat’s comment) like to see company’s display a Tidelift badge if they’re a Subscriber supporting the Open Source community. When evaluating company’s, I look into whether the company is leveraging Open Source in their stack, and to what extent they’re engaged with the Open Source community (code contributions, financial backing, etc.).
Active engagement gives me the confidence that:
- The company is striving to remain on the cutting edge of technology.
- Should the company cease, another company could build a similar service on the same Open Source, reducing the risk of disruption to my life.