Here's the one-hundred fourteenth 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 $13M in funding announcements from OroCommerce, Bitwarden's acquisition of passwordless.dev, content on AI and copyright from Heather Meeker, threads on building COSS businesses, and more!
💰 COSS Funding: $13M
- OroCommerce, a flexible B2B eCommerce platform, announced their $13M round led by Zubr Capital. Link
📚 COSS Content
Emad: "And thus Google becomes free to offer LaMDA, flan-PaLM and more through GCP on its TPUs. Going to be a hard road for LLM companies to convince investors they can compete against Google and Microsoft when both are focusing here. Unless... https://t.co/x8pkyfSCEA" Link
JJ: "🤯 I'm BLOWN away at how much @rustdesk has achieved with only a 3~ person team. 150~ contributors, 36,000+ stars, tens of thousands of users... all in < 2 years: leading (by far) open VDI / remote PC & mobile platform for any PC, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, Web client... 🔥 🖥️ ✨ https://t.co/CvrlcpqO5G" Link
Didier Lopes 🦋: "Just saw the progress on the OpenBB Terminal Pro, and wow. If 2022 was a good year, 2023 can't come soon enough" Link
Open Source Startup Podcast🎙: "Releasing the ✨FIRST✨ Open Source Startup Podcast episode of 2023🎧 @tnachen & @amanda_robs chat with @diagridio Founders @mfussell & @yaronschneider about making distributed systems + Dapr more accessible💪 Check it out👇https://t.co/sHXXbPByb6" Link
KP: "🗞 Hot off the press 🗞 Just shipped a case study on @calcom on my newsletter⚡️ I've been a huge fan of how @peer_rich and @BaileyPumfleet are championing a new flavor of building in public via their "open startup" Cal A must-read for every early stage founder imo: ⤵️" Link
OSS Insight: "🚀 The #ChatGPT community on Github is on fire! 🔥 An average of 40 new open-source projects created daily, with a whopping 76 added on December 11th, 2022. 📈 The trend is continuing to soar. 🔎 Keep an eye out for the latest developments in #OpenAI ! https://t.co/CEeiFG05jC https://t.co/SQcs6Dkat4" Link
JJ: "Yesterday I learned that @VirnetX_ (patent troll) has been successfully suing Apple for 12+ yrs over infringing patents in FaceTime... This appears to be the primary thing preventing Apple from honoring Steve Jobs' 2010 promise to open source FaceTime. 🤯 https://t.co/MkkHiZDHKN" Link
JJ: "The legendary @jimkxa is now CEO of @tenstorrent (swapped roles with his CTO) and made a huge public commitment to @risc_v. Open Source silicon is taking off like never before. https://t.co/kkQm27NLp2" Link
Juan Linietsky: "Do you work for a 20+ developers studio and have decision power on the technology used? I would be interested to know your take on Godot (from both technical and commercial perspectives) and what do you believe would it take to make it a viable option. If so, please send me DM! https://t.co/b5OaHcBE5m" Link
JJ: "Contrarian but Correct: --- AI alignment is impossible, so we must instead prepare for / embrace a plurality of AIs with different dispositions across a wide spectrum --- Closed Source AI will deliver 1/100th the impact of Open Source AI" Link
JJ: "Real stars convert hydrogen into helium. 💫 GitHub stars covert sentiment into VC funding. ✨" Link
💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)
- Bitwarden: "Passwordless․dev enables developers to build passwordless experiences in minutes. Learn more about the recent acquisition and what it means for enterprise #passwordless transformation: https://t.co/ORkEqEbj0I https://t.co/Zr9PVroNvb" Link
🛠️ COSS Jobs
- 4,542 jobs and 259 companies hiring! Link
- Emad: "We have a really unique place in the ecosystem @StabilityAI, setting the standard for open models and architectures. This is what all private, regulated & IP rich data will use to be transformed. We are hiring with new roles up soon, come join https://t.co/R0tcTiJ4qM" Link
📊 $COSS - Public Markets
$COSS markets up 1.83% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.