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COSS Weekly #136

Here's the one-hundred thirty-sixth 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 $18M in funding announcements from System Initiative, a new COSS challenger to Slack, an exciting release for Spacedrive, milestones for Godot and Hoppscotch, and more!


💰 COSS Funding: $18M

  • System Initiative, a collaborative DevOps power tool, announced their $3M Seed led by Amplify Partners and $15M Series A led by Scale Venture Partners. Link

📚 COSS Content

  • Matt Mullenweg: "The hottest new perk in tech is freedom via @voxdotcomLink

  • JJ: "Very nice open source Google-Searchable Slack alternative build on @TauriApps 🦀 by @KamLeung_'s @Linen_dev

  • Juan Linietsky: "Super cool to see @godotengine mentioned for the first time in this year's Stack Overflow developer survey! Survey says 3.09% of all developers use Godot (tied with Unreal Engine!) and 1.71% have chosen GDScript in the programming languages they use.

  • Plane: "We've hit 10K stars on GitHub, highlighting our position as a fast-growing open-source project management tool ✈️ 🚀. Immense thanks to our community for their valuable contributions 😍!

  • JJ: ""Making open source AI illegal will lead to a totalitarian and authoritarian regime that would be so brutal --- we will have destroyed the society we aimed to protect." @pmarca 🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯

  • Hoppscotch: "Just passed 52,000 stars on GitHub. Thank you so much, community ✨

  • Stability AI: "Introducing the latest release from Stability AI: Breaking barriers with #SDXL 0.9! SDXL 0.9 produces massively improved text-to-image and composition detail over the beta release and provides a leap in use cases for generative AI imagery. #StabilityAI Unleash your creativity...

  • Didier Lopes: "Vote in OpenBB for startup of the year!

  • Spacedrive: "We're testing the latest release candidate with a group of 200 users before the blog post and download link goes live. Going well so far, sorry for delays but we want to make sure the major bugs are ironed out. The team is so excited, we've worked hard for this!

💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

No COSS Liquidity announcements this week.

🛠️ COSS Jobs

  • 3,504 jobs and 286 companies hiring! Link

📊 $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets down 3.83% last week
  • Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.

Koyfin market data

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