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COSS Weekly #178

Here's the one-hundred seventy-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 πŸ˜‹ news from the previous week in COSS across: Funding, Content, Jobs, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).

Last week saw a panel with JJ, big news from Godot and Plane, an engineering opportunity with Hoppscotch, the release of, and more!


πŸ’° COSS Funding

No COSS Funding announcements this week.

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • Steven Tey: "Open-source Loom alternative just dropped β†’ Features: β—† Native macOS App β—† AI-powered transcriptions β—† Built-in video editing features Built by @richiemcilroy and it's fully self-hostable" Link

  • Tarlon: "happening 5/1: panel with @umurc @awadallah @AdamMCarrigan @JosephJacks_ on how to monetize your open source project moderated by @irkadtunya" Link

  • JJ: "Hypocrite. Sam Altman is the decel of all decels. "I am the arbiter of acceleration". "I say what the speed of light is"." Link

  • Plane: "100K+ Docker pulls. 44K+ Kube deploys. 50K+ active instances. Here's how our self-hosting evolved with those numbers. Long-read for, mistakes to avoid in your early days forming a beta-test group for self-hosting experiments one-click deploys" Link

  • Richie - oss/acc: "Cap IS FINALLY LIVE! It's a little rough around the edges still, but I'm on standby fixing any reported bugs. Please, if you can spare 2 mins, go and upvote Cap on Product Hunt" Link

  • Plane: "Sprint faster with an overview of all your running cycles in Plane, only in Plane One. Single screen to track all your active cycles. Track progress by issues, members, priority, or labels. Measure performance with cycle-specific analytics. Pre-orders are now open." Link

  • Brackeys: "Godot MEGA Tutorial! #GodotEngine" Link

  • Plane: "Just one payment for one major version. All-you-can-use project management software Available for all new and existing self-managed instances At a one-time price. Get your Plane One instance for $699! #PreordersOpenNow" Link

  • //Kalos: "Back in Japan, getting @ParallelTCG ready to give a master class in distribution strategy. //" Link

  • JJ: "Really big @LiquidAI_ news today. We are super honored to welcome Paul Sieminski to the team as CLO. It's been a great journey so far and it's only just beginning... I was privileged to work closely with Paul during his tenure at @automattic, stewards of @WordPress. Paul is spectacularly gifted and skilled executive operator --- from startup to 2,000 person scale." Link

  • MIT CSAIL: "Today is a big day in open-source history: 31 years ago @CERN released the source code for the World Wide Web for anyone to use. v/@BTGroup" Link

  • Bailey Pumfleet: "Me when I see a startup using to schedule their calls" Link

  • Godot Engine: "Guess who is finally feature complete? Yes, Godot 4.3 is near! It's becoming even beefier with 650 commits in this particular #DevSnapshot Note for those who saw a certain tutorial: TileMap layers are now also nodes Play mayor with @BippinBits" Link

  • Plane: "Plane One performs 20X faster up to a 100 users over Plane Community, courtesy 1,000+ big and small engineering feats and an improved tech stack. Get Plane One now and save $100 on a lifetime license!" Link

  • Steven Tey: "April was an incredible month for @dubdotco. β—† Clicks tracked β†’ 6.8M (all-time high, +25% from March) β—† Links created β†’ 39.4K (+34%) β—† Total active domains β†’ 3,069 (+22%) β—† MRR is up by 35.4%, bringing our YTD increase to 246% Some highlights of what we shipped" Link

  • Hunter: "Got @planepowers up and running on a subdomain and it is" Link

πŸ’ΈΒ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

  • Jason SaaStr LDN June 4-5 Lemkin: "This is a pretty profound and slightly discouraging chart in the latest from @ttunguz I had thought the # of M&A deals in software must have gone up the past decade. I thought it had. But it hasn't. Only the dollar volume has really. Deal count is basically flat at < 60 $50m+ deals a year And that's with likely a 10x-20x explosion in the number of software companies Net net? It's even harder now to get acquired for $50m+ just based on the sheer math of # M&A deals / # startups" Link

πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • 4,769 jobs and 311 companies hiring! Link
  • Hoppscotch: "Join us as a Backend Engineer on our self-host team! Apply now at" Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets down 3.17% last week
  • Latest $COSS markets as of last Friday at market close, courtesy ofΒ Koyfin

Koyfin market data

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