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COSS Weekly #133

Here's the one-hundred thirty-third 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 $3.5M in funding announcements from Platformatic, exciting new open-source alternatives, product updates, and more!


💰 COSS Funding: $3.5M

  • Platformatic, a back-end dev platform for microservices, announced their $3.5M Seed led by Decibel. Link

📚 COSS Content

  • JJ: "We @OSSCapital are now happy paying customers of @Documenso --- the open source DocuSign alternative. ❤️ ✍️

  • JJ: "Getting cold DMs like this (happens several times a week now) makes the work I do very fulfilling. ❤️

  • OSS Capital: "Maybe even top 500 software repos since many repos are just docs or awesome lists... 🤩

  • JJ: "Open source alternative to Quickbooks ? Yes please...

  • Marc Seitz: "Introducing Papermark 1.0 😃 An open-source alternative to DocSend that allows you to securely share documents with built-in analytics." Link

  • COSS Community 🌏: "@mfts0" [Link](

  • Peer Richelsen 🗓🍊⚡️: "be a legend. support open source projects.

  • Open Source Startup Podcast🎙: "New Open Source Startup Podcast Episode ft @Dan_Jeffries1 on the role of open source in gen AI💪 Dan was previously Chief Intelligence Officer at open source foundation model co @StabilityAI & runs the AI Infrastructure Alliance✨ Check it out 👉

  • JJ: "WordPress just turned 20 years young. It all started with @photomatt expressing a personal pain point, and @mikelittlezed1 commenting on his blog with a voice of support. The rest is history. 🚀

  • AppFlowy: "🍞 Read our contributor's journey of merging their first PR and how to contribute to @appflowy in general #opensource" Link

  • JJ: "Here's my (far too short) debate with @NPCollapse on why I think AGI should be open source and why it does not represent an existential threat to humanity. This was my first extensive discussion with anyone (let alone a brilliant expert like Connor) on this topic, so my comments...

  • JJ: "Fear not what may happen because it can, but what won't happen because it cannot." Link

  • Spacedrive: "We've been hard at work making Spacedrive the best file manager on the planet. Version alpha 0.1.0, out some time next week.

  • Kevin Fischer: "This is a monumentality important development in the AI copyright battle - first precedent is set

  • Mitchell Hashimoto: "Sharing how I approach large software projects, how I break down tasks and decide what order to work on things, and how I stay motivated throughout. This a personal thing, since different things motivate different people, but sharing my approach.

  • Peer Richelsen 🗓🍊⚡️: " has to be my favourite new website of an open source project god damnit its beautiful @umbrelLink

  • JJ: "Open source alternatives at the infrastructure layer are extremely competitive. Open source alternatives at the application layer are a lot less competitive. Conclusion: Invest in and launch MORE app-focused COSS startups. 🚀" Link

  • Peer Richelsen 🗓🍊⚡️: "i would be batshit scared if i ran a SaaS company and a well-designed, well-funded open-source alternative with tons of community traction comes around to compete" Link

  • Didier Lopes: "Today, we released a new open source package. You should definitely check it out. This is what allows us to have the latest OpenBB Terminal interactive charts.

  • Peer Richelsen 🗓🍊⚡️: "over 200 applications from around the globe already came in in less than 48 hours

  • JJ: "💙 🪂 Latest @Bluesky update... --- Still in private invite only beta 🤝 --- Just crossed 100K+ users 📈 --- Custom algo feeds 👀 --- Prod desktop app 🖥️ + more 🔥

  • Hoppscotch: "We recently added support for audio and video API responses. You can now use Hoppscotch to test and debug text-to-speech APIs.

  • JJ: "Every COSS startup with a brand should do the same.

  • Timur Ercan 🌏: "1000 x 🙏 shoutout to @EphraimDuncan_ for creating this 🎉

  • JJ: "Absolute best way to massively level up your career as an engineer: Learn about and contribute to open source AI projects." Link

  • JJ: "There are many exciting open Source alternatives to Atlassian's Jira, but this is a pretty cool new one:

💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

🛠️ COSS Jobs

  • 3,459 jobs and 284 companies hiring! Link
  • Kiran: "Hiring for a backend engineer at @hoppscotch_io Feel free to go ahead and apply directly if you find the role interesting and would love to work at Hoppscotch

📊 $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 6.19% last week
  • Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.

Koyfin market data

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