Here's the forty-ninth issue of COSS Weekly, the global commercial open source (COSS) company category newsletter, brought to you every Sunday afternoon (Pacific Time) 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, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).
This last week saw $140.6M in funding for Materialize, TONIC, Forta, Appwrite, Profian, RunX, and Orchest!
Rowy: "Introducing Rowy - an open-source low code platform that allows you to build on Google Cloud Platform in minutes. Manage Firestore data in a spreadsheet-like UI, write Cloud Functions effortlessly in the browser, and so much more! Read more here." Link
Vinay Iyengar: "The latest data from the TSV Open Source Index is live! The TLDR insights below." Link
AWS: "Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus simplifies monitoring containerized applications at scale. It opens the door to open source #Prometheus query language, and closes down having to manage underlying infrastructure! https://go.aws/3D0SonF." Link
Oleg: "This lib went an interesting OSS model: you can install it for free, but to access github repository you have to become a sponsor." Link
Mitchell Hashimoto: "Randomly just found the email and gist we sent welcoming folks into the Vault closed beta before we ever released Vault publicly. I don't think anyone (us included) expected Vault to be as successful as it has become today! https://gist.github.com/mitchellh/316c." Link
Arianna Simpson: "I'm delighted to share that @a16z led a new round of funding in Forta, an enterprise-grade Web3 security platform that a group of partners (led by @OpenZeppelin) created to secure the open economy." Link
JJ: "Today is a special day for us @OSSCapital ... Exactly 3 years ago to this very minute, we announced our firm: Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to believe in our COSS mission." Link
Mike Camel: "Very excited to come out of stealth mode as CEO of Profian. Here's my blog post to get you started: http://aliceevebob.com/2021/09/30/announcing-profian/ #startups #confidentialcomputing #seedround #security #CyberSecurity." Link
Authzed: "For Authzed's first birthday our whole team is ecstatic about our biggest announce yet: we've gone open source!." Link
JJ: "Open source distribution (frictionless, word-of-mouth, no marketing, low CAC) is the most authentic and efficient kind of digital technology distribution. Closed source dist. (high friction, ad dependent, paid marketing, high CAC) is the least authentic and most inefficient!" Link
Airbyte: "Today, we are announcing an important change about Airbyte and how we are going to future proof the commoditization of data integration with the Airbyte community. https://airbyte.io/blog/a-new-license-to-future-proof-the-commoditization-of-data-integration (1/7)." Link
Nithya Ruff: "Leaving for the west coast for the first time in 18 months to be at @saastr annual. To have a conversation with @alighodsi of @databricks on the future of #AI, #OpenSource and Enterprise #SaaS. Topics that are critical to #InnovationForEveryone. Join us." Link
JJ: "What if I told you that endowments, foundations, ultra-high-net worth individuals and sovereign wealths have funded open source to the tune of $10 BILLION + so far this year alone? ..." Link
Stephen Walli: "An OSI-approved license is a statement of outbound sharing and can have NO expectation of a return. A business model is defined by customers paying for value for a solution to a problem. The business must cover the cost of delivery of the solution." Link
Andreas Klinger: "In a few years it will be hard to imagine enterprise software thats not opensource." Link
- No COSS Liquidity events this week
$COSS markets down 5.59% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.
This issue of COSS Weekly is brought to you by Mayfield Fund