Here's the sixty-three 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 $52M in COSS funding announcements from Prophecy, Crowdbotics, Fleet, and Efabless, plus exciting threads and updates across the space.
Timothy Chen: "Choices and challenges building OSS systems. The very first post covers the recent Backtrace Labs release open source project that builds a async data replication layer for SQLite. More info here! https://t.co/jJTULI3MW3" Link
Timothy Chen: "Decided to record more technical content and thankful to have @pkhuong willing to be the very first guest to do so :) a brand new content series that I am experimenting with is called OSS System Breakdown, which this time is very technically focused about the interesting" Link
Umbrel: "Umbrel 0.4.11 is now out with 4 brand new apps in the Umbrel App Store --- @ItchySats, Lightning Shell by @ibz, Helipad by @PodcastindexOrg, and @SatoshiSale, updated apps, latest Electrum server, performance improvements, bug fixes, and more! 🎉 Just login to update! 🚀 https://t.co/g2EISMkE06" Link
JJ: "The world continues to demand open core platforms up and down the stack... But why? Some answers: - Users control data - Users control tech stack - User-empowered permissiveness - Users trust tech vs. corporation - Decentralized innovation = fastest pace of innovation https://t.co/V7a0ViTnYq" Link
Remix: "One question we get quite often is how Remix compares to Next.js. Today we're answering that question 👀 The short answer is that we think Remix makes better trade-offs than Next in a variety of areas, both in DX and UX. The long answer 😅👇 https://t.co/w2ZgasHakx" Link
Peter Reinhardt: "As Segment grew from open source afterthought to the leading customer data platform, we "refound" product market fit several times. Surprising to me as a product person, our biggest learnings in PMF were from wildly uncomfortable questions from our sales team 👀 a thread 1/14" Link
JJ: "'Signal for crypto' is here. Meet inb0x 📥 Wallet-to-wallet direct messaging. ✨ Even better than Signal, which requires your identifiable cell phone number to authenticate and chat. 😬 inb0x only requires a crypto wallet address to chat securely with ANY other wallet. 💥 https://t.co/HCgjqKj8V6" Link
Renee Shah: "Open-source business models require patience. It takes (at least) 18-24 months to build a community. And even then, you try to keep the lines clean between the OSS & commercial product. Most content has a lag, so your content doesn't reap benefits for months. Ty @tracymiranda! 🙂 https://t.co/LJ6pc30x5r" Link
Lachlan Evenson: "Rule number 1 of OSS startups: Never name your company after your OSS project. What starts out as quick and easy marketing soon turns into a logistical nightmare that everyone must suffer through." Link
Gamestonk Terminal: "The Volatility Surface comes alive as a Jupyter Notebook Dashboard, open up multiple dashboards and work inside the terminal. Customize your workflow, for #free! On @github: https://t.co/3lL6TzigiH #SP500 #TSLA #optionstrade #volatility #100daysofcodechallenge #Python #fintwit https://t.co/avl7DCVOWE" Link
Tracy Miranda: "job postings for director of devrel be like: - build our community! - rewrite our docs! - figure out what to do with open source! ...oh and work with marketing on events... ...and with product on their roadmap... https://t.co/i2ZjYR1AmA" Link
Ben Johnson: "So apparently a poor design decision I made on BoltDB in 2013 took down @Roblox for 3 full days last year. Damn. I'm sorry to all the folks at Roblox and @HashiCorp that probably pulled all-nighters to debug that issue. https://t.co/6gRmNCeJsT" Link
Chris Aniszczyk: "#kubernetes documentary is out! it was a bit nerve wracking having a film crew show up during the pandemic but happy to finally share this with everyone in the cloud native community! we need more of these 'tecumentary' style films on open source! https://t.co/ggBcfhZWEZ" Link
Christopher Việt.ETH Nguyen 🇺🇲 💙: "Open-source enterprise software brings User accountability to what was beholden only to Buyers before." Link
MergeStat: "New release 🎉 https://t.co/JJY8PT2LXi Includes a new summary command that prints out some git stats, with breakouts by author. Here's example output for facebook/react https://t.co/1IXDk0DmPW" Link
No COSS Liquidity news this week.
No COSS Jobs news this week.
$COSS markets down 4.06% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.