Here's the fifty-fifth 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, Jobs, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).
This last week saw $205.M in COSS funding announcements from WSO2, Neo4J, Daily, Kubermatic, and CloudQuery, plus news from some major COSS companies and open-source projects, including Hoppscotch, Svelte, Penpot, GitLab, and more!
Chad Whitacre: "Rounding up a few 'Open-source alternative to X' SaaS companies:
@glimesh - Twitch
@PlausibleHQ - Google Analytics
@chatwootapp - Intercom
@typesense - Algolia
@liberapay - Patreon
What others are out there these days?" Link
^ Jason Bosco's response: "
@ToolJet - Retool
@nocodb - Airtable
@calendso - Calendly
@Mattermost - Slack
Souregraph: "Today, we announced that we are accepting maintainership of Zoekt. We wrote this blog to share how we're tackling the long tail of tiny repositories by introducing shard merging to Zoekt, in our quest to index the OSS universe." Link
Jesse Pollak: "$ENS is a watershed moment: * important public good, built as OSS over many years * $2B+ of ownership distributed to contributors and users, with no allocation to investors * scaled liquid democracy governance w/signed constitution welcome to our crypto cooperative future!" Link
Pete Soderling: "Thrilled to announce publicly what I've been working on in the background - the Data Community Fund! It's an early stage fund focused on supporting B2B data/ML/AI startups and designed to fulfill my ambition of helping 1k engineers start companies ftw!" Link
Alyssa X: "Having some fun in @figmadesign Been adding a lot more complexity to my tool: an output section to save/export data, logic (loops + conditionals), variables, scripting, and integrations with @zapier + others. I think it'll end up being a pretty powerful automation tool! " Link
JJ: "The #1 open source API development infra (@hoppscotch_io) is now available for Teams. Unlimited teams. Unlimited shared collections. Unlimited team members. Role-based access control. Cloud sync. Multiple devices." Link
Fred Ehrsam: "In 50 years, it will be unimaginable that the networks which run society: money, the financial system, and internet platforms, were once closed" Link
Forem: "'Open source is the most important thing we have going on in the world today [...] Everyone is invited, and that's awesome.' - @adamstac from @changelog (on the S7 premiere of #DevDiscuss podcast from @Dev_Pods)" Link
Juan Linietsky: "Is your company (or the company you work for) licensed for Playstation and you believe it would be useful for that company now or at some point in the future that Godot is offered as licensed technology to develop for it? If so, please drop me a DM." Link
Penpot: "We can't be more exicted to share that PENPOT IS NOT IN BETA! We've made a microsite to tell you why beta now, what makes Penpot ready for beta version, from launch to beta and beyond. If you love it, your team will love it." Link
Google open-sources ClusterFuzzLite to secure the software supply chain by Paul Sawers (VentureBeat). Link
Rich Harris: "today is a big day for @sveltejs: i've joined @vercel to work on it full time! so happy about what this means for svelte's future. it'll be the same independent, pluralistic project as before, but with Vercel's backing we can get ambitious." Link
Decibel: "Episode 5 of #TheDecibelPodcast is out now! Tune in to hear our Founding Partner, @jonsakoda, in conversation with @mroesch, founder and CEO of @Sourcefire (acquired by @Cisco) on Marty's journey to CEO, including how laser tag became his foray into cybersecurity and more..." Link
Heather Meeker: "Oops -- first state to allow DAO LLCs is not going smoothly." Link
Elrick Ryan: "Remix is going to put developers on the Hot Path to build accessible, scaleable, and performant apps, that have stellar user experiences and amazing developer ergonomics. It's not only going to be a win for developers, but also a big win for the end-users! @remix_run" Link
Patricia Kowsmann: "This is the story of Binance. In 2017 it started offering trading of some cryptocurrencies. Now it's the crypto equivalent of the London, NY and Hong Kong stock exchanges combined. Take notice. Regulators are. @ceostroff and my deep dive." Link
Cal.com: "NEW PR: renamed Enterprise Edition to Commercial Edition to be more inclusive for startups #buildinpublic we've recently changed our pricing to be more startup-friendly which also means the name "Enterprise" license doesn't make..." Link
Kent C. Dodds: "I just published Why I Love
Google AI: "Announcing the release of VHP, a new open-source platform for the design, development, and implementation of wearable multi-channel haptics, which includes system hardware, design specifications, and software. Learn more below:" Link
GitLab: "We can't gush enough about what @dzaporozhets means to us. Thank you for creating GitLab and making it open source. Dmitriy made a 10 year commitment to GitLab in 2011, and in 2021 he lived up to his promise and more. Read his thoughts on his journey." Link
JJ: "Soon, > 50% of the top 10 largest cloud companies will be COSS. Today, 20% already are." Link
Chris Aniszcyk: "any thoughts on what folks like to see in job listings that indicate % of time of work on open source (including whether the org provides time to work on upstream?): comment here what you like to see on the @CloudNativeFdn jobs site https://github.com/cncf/foundatio" Link
$COSS markets up 1.81% 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