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COSS Weekly #108

Here's the one-hundred eighth issue of COSS Weekly, the global commercial open source (COSS) company category newsletter, brought to you every weekend by the team at OSS Capital, creators and stewards of COSS Community and Open Core Summit.

We deliver only the most fresh 😋 news from the previous week in COSS across: Funding, Content, Jobs, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).

Last week saw the release of OpenBB 2.0, Sentry's acquisition of Codecov, a milestone for Odoo, the upcoming release of Godot 4.0, and more discussions on open-source AI!


💰 COSS Funding

No COSS funding announcements this week.

📚 COSS Content

  • Fabien Pinckaers: "#Odoo is finally getting the lead in ERP for SMEs race, according to Google Trends. #Odoo has been head to head with #netsuite for a few years; but it changed in 2023; the time of open source business apps has come...

  • JJ: "Open source has always been one of those... often with 100X advantages.

  • JJ: "Major v2 release of the most powerful investment research platform has arrived 🦋👇🏼🔥

  • JJ: ".@MindsDB is AutoML for your database (supports dozens of open and closed systems). 240+ open source contributors, 11.5K+ stars. Honored to be an early investor via @OSSCapital

  • Ed Sim: "🤯 10 years ago 2.8M developers on @github Now, 94M developers on @github w/27.5% YoY growth Developers, developers, developers! Once upon a time, VCs said you couldn't make 💰 with developer models. They were wrong. It's still early innings and more to do...

  • PyQuant News 🐍: "A Bloomberg Terminal costs $27,660 per year. It's the portal to all the world's financial data. Unaffordable for 99% of us. Reserved for the Wall Street elite to outfox the normal investor. Until now:" Link

  • Godot Engine: "We're getting closer and closer to the stable release of #Godot4! ✨ Here's an update on what to expect from that upcoming #GodotEngine milestone, and where we'll go from there in terms of release cycle!

  • OpenBB 🦋: "We've recently unveiled the OpenBB Terminal 2.0 and, together with our CEO @didier_lopes, we'd like to delve deeper into the many new enhancements this major release brings. Learn more about the OpenBB Terminal 2.0 in today's blogpost:

  • JJ: "So many major releases in the @OSSCapital portfolio 😎 - @Dagster 1.0 🐙 (August) - @CalCom 2.0 🗓 (September) - @Hoppscotch_io 3.0 (September) - @WasmerIO 3.0 🦀 (last week) - @OpenBB_Finance 2.0 🦋 (today!) - @GodotEngine 4.0 🤖 (soon) - @NocoDB 1.0 🔥 (soon) 🛳🛳🛳🛳🛳🛳🛳" Link

  • Maxim Wheatley: "365 days ago, we at @MericoDev launched DevLake. We have accomplished so much in ONE YEAR. ⭐️2K+ GitHub Stars 🧑‍🤝‍🧑300+ Devs on Slack 🧙‍♂️50+ Contributors 🏢100+ Enterprise Users Here's a quick thread on what I've learned being part of leadership." Link

  • Romeen Sheth: "The @Docker turnaround story has been phenomenal to watch over the past few years. From $12M to $100M ARR in 1 year 🤯 h/t @arjunsethi for the public memo / reflections

  • comma: "Luckily there's an open-source alternative

  • JJ: "Quite a day for @OpenBB_finance 🦋 9K+ Reddit upvotes where we originally launched < 2 years ago 🤝 Crossed 10K+ community Discord members and 18K+ GitHub stars 🚀 Released v2.0 with a new SDK, foundation for UI/UX experiences and ML driven reports ✅

  • JJ: "Unity? Nope... Unreal?? Nope... ... it's ⁦@GodotEngine⁩ v4 !! 🤖 🐦 (procedural animation inverse kinematics --- created by someone with < 2 years of experience)

  • JJ: "Saw this coming... China using the power of borderless open source to fight US chip sanctions --- good for @risc_v !

  • JJ: "Not bad, but I think my job is secure for a while.

  • MATT GRAY: " Frustrated of constantly emailing available openings? @calcom easily lets both of you find the best time for both of you. Seamless bookings with clients, teammates and partners. Set up once, save 1000+ hours of email tennis." Link

  • JJ: "OSS always eventually dominates any area it's heavily applied in.. In this case, the key variables = cost of compute/algos/data --- @StabilityAI@togethercompute and many others are advancing faster and with more resources than all proprietary approaches combined IMO.

  • Didier Lopes 🦋: "What a week has been so far with the announcement of OpenBB Terminal 2.0. Some metrics from this post on Reddit: - 553,000 views - 9,700 upvotes - 990 post shares - 90 awards - 96% upvote rate

  • George Hotz 🐀: "Open source reproduction of ChatGPT when? I want to know how to use the hotel pool after hours!

  • Open Source Startup Podcast🎙: "NEW Open Source Startup Podcast Episode🎙️ @amanda_robs & @tnachen talk with @penpotapp CEO @diacritica about building open source tools that bring Designers and Developers together 💪

  • Open Source Startup Podcast🎙: "It's been quite the year for the Open Source Startup Podcast🎙️ ☑️Top 10% of Spotify's most followed podcasts ☑️Top 5% of most shared podcasts globally ☑️Had breakout episodes like @rauchg at @vercel Check us out (if you haven't already 😉)

  • Wasmer: "🔥 Wasmer takes WebAssembly libraries mainstream with WAI

  • Jim O'Shaughnessy: "'Stability AI's open source approach, at least for the time being, seems to be winning in bringing on more developers and --- for better or worse --- driving innovation in this space.' ~@TechCrunch Stability AI doubles down on AWS via @techcrunchLink

💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

  • Sentry: "It's official, @codecov is joining Sentry! What do test analytics have to do with app monitoring? We focus on software outages & when everything goes wrong it's often because we didn't test or monitor our code. Codecov + Sentry can help you fix this

🛠️ COSS Jobs

  • 5,814 jobs and 255 companies hiring! Link

📊 $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 5.75% last week

  • Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.

Koyfin market data

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