Here's the sixty-fourth 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 $337.1M in COSS funding announcements from Dremio, MinIO, Slim.ai, Aleph.im, Ridge, Sync Computing, and MeiliSearch, plus job announcements and conversations across the space.
Rajko Radovanović: "1/ New blog post - Open Source Challengers: Brief recap of trends, funding & deals Why OSS wins and why that is good for the OSS expands into the application layer The end of closed source software categories? OSS Challengers Below " Link
Liyas Thomas: "Here's an amazing tutorial on API Testing with Hoppscotch by Cyril George" Link
Mike Dolan: "Netfilter, iptables, and #Linux developers settle lawsuit against a former contributor who had been unilaterally enforcing GPL for monetary gain. Any enforcement will now require a decision by the then-current community. Read the community's statement here https://t.co/GQCh5iSQQo" Link
Gamestonk Terminal: "Use our ETF menu to find all the weird stuff that you didn't know existed, like ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF ($EMTY). Will we see the rise of the small caps this week? It's #opensource and #free: https://t.co/LnDOnvzGqr #Python #ETFs #NASDAQ #SPX500 #VIX #bear #ETF https://t.co/48VH3DGcOx" Link
peerrich.eth 🗓🍊: ""to open-source or not to open-source" -- Shakespeer I wrote a short piece (10min) about my decision-making process behind starting an open source company https://t.co/VZHJscs6Am" Link
Runa Capital: "SaaS is good, but have you tried open-source alternatives to well-known SaaS products? Our analyst @garrrikkotua launched an awesome list with 100+ such OS products by startups on Github. Please enjoy, contribute and don't forget to star our repo ⭐ https://t.co/GwdHJDbvg2" Link
Bill Gurley: "I view this as VERY positive for @risc_v. If you haven't gone deep on RISC V, check it out. Open source semiconductor CPU. No fees, no royalties, no nothing. Asymmetric competition for ARM. With momentum. https://t.co/WqnCbOr4Al https://t.co/fHDhJK4vAx" Link
COSS Community 🌏: "From the team build designed, launched and scaled the leading @ApacheKafka Cloud at @ConfluentInc --- great wisdom shared by @gwenshap / @sriramsubram ✨🦄☁️ https://t.co/CaTBe05qIT" Link
JJ: "🇺🇸 The new tech head of the @DeptofDefense (harnessing a $100B+ annual budget) just mandated use of FOSS as much as possible, and to partner with industry when needed to ensure national security. AWESOME news for COSS founders. ✨🚀 https://t.co/PwYNyxUnno https://t.co/5uOvgXvtZR" Link
Remix 💿: "✍️ Not Another Framework! The web ecosystem changes fast. Though exciting, it's exhausting when your hard earned expertise in a piece of tech dies when you move on. We think Remix's focus on the web platform helps mitigate this, check out 👇 https://t.co/eT1ugaopGA" Link
JJ: "Most SaaS co's are built on a graph (aka Rube Goldberg mashup) of other SaaS dependencies they don't control and are disincentivized to contribute to. Most COSS co's are built on a graph of other FOSS dependencies they easily control and are highly incentivized to contribute to." Link
Cal.com: "We've taken some time to write about our experience with building a commercial open source startup, with all of the advantages and disadvantages it brings. Read it here: https://t.co/P2HInXGoEE" Link
Kent C. Dodds 💿: "If you think that @remix_run is coming for you Next.js users... I mean, we'd love to have you as users of Remix and all, but you're not really our target... https://t.co/3Q0p8MPOTX" Link
- Weaveworks: "🎉 We're excited to announce our acquisition of Policy as Code startup @MagalixCorp to bring governance, verification & security to our vision of automating Kubernetes application & infrastructure operations. @monadic,... https://t.co/z55V3WojUE #gitops #policyascode #kubernetes https://t.co/aznK1phrAl" Link
Vicki Cheung: "Hi! I'm looking for a couple of infrastructure engineers to join me at Gantry (https://t.co/szHVJW4s8x). We're a remote-first team, building ML infra to help teams ship and improve models in the real world. My DMs are open 📨" Link
JJ: "Are you an exceptional designer looking to make a dent in the future of web development @remix_run? Look no further --- this is an awesome opportunity to work with some awesomely talented people 👇🏼🔥 https://t.co/NgduIMKeCC" Link
$COSS markets down 0.32% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.