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COSS Weekly #141

Here's the one-hundred forty-first 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 5th anniversary of OSS Capital on Twitter, major releases for OpenBB and Wasmer, discussions on OSS alternatives, and more! Also, today is the last day for Early Bird tickets for OCS 2023 --- get your ticket today!

💰 COSS Funding

No COSS funding announcements this week.

📚 COSS Content

  • Vamsi Kurama: "@planepowers Mobile app code is now Open-source! You can now progress the world directly from your pocket. Visit the link to explore it - Powered by @FlutterDev @dart_langLink

  • Matt Mullenweg: "

  • TechCrunch: "A beginner's guide to Mastodon, the open source Twitter alternative

  • Open Source Startup Podcast🎙: "Check out the latest Open Source Startup Podcast featuring @MongoDB & @viamrobotics founder @eliothorowitz🎧 We dig into: ✨Building general purpose software ✨Super fast user response times ✨Why more software engineers should build w hardware & more!

  • OpenBB 🦋: "OpenBB 3.2.0 is now available to the public. This release includes brand new functions like: .The "hold" feature that allows users to overlay charts. .The USD Liquidity Index is integrated into the economy section. .Updates to the treasury and economic data.

  • TechCrunch: "As Twitter destroys its brand by renaming itself X, Mastodon usage numbers are again soaring

  • Wasmer: "Wasmer 4.1 is out with the epoll, new browser login and so much more... check it out! 🚀 #wasm #webassembly #wasmer #edge #cloud #runtime

  • Syrus Akbary: "I love seeing PhD papers being written on top of @wasmerio. This one is from one of the most prestigious universities in Europe (TUM) 😍

  • JJ --- e/acc: "Wow. This is why self-hosting and open source platforms are the future. Full stop.

  • Eliot: "The future is open source! @amanda_robs and @tnachen do a great job of uplifting the open source community. Thanks for having me on the @OssStartup podcast, always a pleasure sharing about my journey at @MongoDB and what we are building with @ViamRobotics

  • Alex Atallah: "An idea for an NFT-gated software license suitable for language models that I'd love for people to critique: 1. The license is research-use only by default. Could look like SSPL or BSL (cc ) 2. If you want to use it commercially, you have to own an NFT minted by the license...

  • JJ --- e/acc: "Someone is always winning in open source. Only a few sometimes win in closed source." Link

  • Jonathan Reimer: "In the latest episode of The Developer-led Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing @ben_rometsch about bootstrapping (!) his open-source startup @GetFlagsmith to $1M ARR. 💸 A lot of interesting takes on VC vs. bootstrapping, Go-To-Market, and sustainable growth.👇

  • Business d'Or: "11 Open Source Startups in Europe, Their Innovations, and Funding #eu #europeanstartups #europe #funding #investiment #businessdor

  • clem 🤗: "Very important!

  • Brian Armstrong 🛡️: "Important action you can take to protect the value of your crypto in America: Today, two House committees started voting to take an important step on legislation that will create regulatory clarity for crypto. They will continue tomorrow. The bill will evolve during the...

  • Open Source Startup Podcast🎙: "New Open Source Startup Podcast Episode with @confusedqubit - CEO of Modern App Delivery Platform @LoopholeLabs 🎙 We dig into: ⚡️Their projects around networking & WASM ⚡️Using your OSS community to drive roadmap ⚡️Loophole's hiring philosophy & more!

  • JJ --- e/acc: "I was honored to recently meet @AndyYen, founder of @ProtonPrivacy (consumer productivity suite serving millions of users) --- Andy is an incredible founder/CEO. Proton just crossed 450 people, is very profitable and capital efficient with basically negligible VC raised. 😳👌🏼" Link

  • JJ --- e/acc: "👉🏼 @calcom 👈🏼

  • jack: "

  • kaj: "If you want to break into open-source AI, StableStudio is an amazing place to start! The party is happening on the tauri branch -> TODO -> Stack is tauri, react frontend, comfyui backend. All contributions are welcome!

  • Open Source Initiative "The Open Source Initiative is deep into a multi-stakeholder process to define machine learning systems that can be characterized as "Open Source."

  • Emad: "A year ago, well before our round, @awscloud backed @StabilityAI by building a dedicated 4,000 A100 cluster, Ezra-1 on one spline & a new service around it This was a top 10 global public supercomputer per the @top500supercomp list Thanks 🙏🏾 to them for supporting open gen AI

  • JJ --- e/acc: "Wild journey so far, and still just getting started. Onwards! Thank you to our LPs, founders, advisors, team and everyone who believes in our unchanged mission to accelerate an open future for all. 🙇🏻‍♂️

  • JJ --- e/acc: "Who's building an open source alternative to Twilio?" Link\

  • JJ --- e/acc: "Someone please 🙏🏼 disrupt Mailchimp with a full-scale open alternative powered by listmonk\

  • JJ --- e/acc: "Getting an early-stage VC "to conviction" as a startup founder is all about lowering friction... but there are many fundamental differences on a bunch of dimensions that founders of open source startups (COSS) vs. closed source startups (SaaS) must face. Here's what I mean:

  • JJ --- e/acc: "🚨 Last day for early bird! We are selling out. 1K limited capacity. Come hang out with these phenomenal humans… ‼️" Link

💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

  • Bill Gurley: "Interesting to watch power player use Open Source projects to fight monopolies. Its the goto "defensive" strategy. Smart. Also interesting because its "data" vs code. Meta, Microsoft and Amazon team up on maps project to crack Apple-Google duopoly

🛠️ COSS Jobs

  • 3,450 jobs and 292 companies hiring! Link

📊 $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 0.41% last week
  • Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.

Koyfin market data

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