Beautiful Soup for Enterprise

Beautiful Soup may not seem like a piece of enterprise software—in fact, early releases of the package treated the idea as a joke. But most large organizations that use Python are also using Beautiful Soup somewhere. This is a common story: mission-critical applications depending on open-source software packages that are maintained by a single developer in their spare time. It's not a sustainable model.

Tidelift is working with me and other open source maintainers to create that sustainable model. Maintainers get financial support for our work, and organizations get support and maintenance for their software dependencies. With Tidelift, your organization can save time, reduce risk, and improve code health, while paying the maintainers and improving the sustainability of the exact dependencies you use.

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Tidelift ensures the software you rely on keeps working as long as you need it to. Your managed dependencies are actively maintained, and Tidelift recruits additional maintainers where required.
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Tidelift helps you choose the best open source packages from the start—and then guides you through updates to stay on releases that best fit your use.
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