Here's the seventy-first 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).
Last week we witnessed the most significant market upswing in nearly 2 years with $COSS up nearly 17%, and some names like GitLab up more than 50%! We also saw $932.9M in funding announcements from ConsenSys, SiFive, Optimism, Akeneo, Rumble, Plural, and Upstash, plus exciting market news, product updates, and conversations on COSS <> Web3!
Mitchell Hashimoto: "I'm often asked how I approach, learn, and ultimately contribute to existing complex software projects. This applies to open source as well as non-OSS work. I decided to write and share my process for learning and contributing to complex projects: https://t.co/pkeqRWziFp" Link
debricked: "Why travel alone when you can travel together? ⭐️ We are joining the @MicroFocus family and will work together in the @MicroFocusSec division to make open-source safer and easier to use for companies! We can't wait to see where this journey takes us!🚀🪐 https://t.co/omInJWpt3h https://t.co/zAqL6hQvg4" Link
Grafana: "📺 Our CEO and co-founder Raj Dutt (@nopzor) stopped by the Nasdaq San Francisco office to discuss our growth and what sets Grafana Labs apart from others in the observability space. https://t.co/245OUTD54Y #enterprisetech30" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "Earlier this evening, @naval was very kind to answer my question "What role will open source play in the transformation of Web2 to Web3?" --- Here's the snippet 🙏🏼 https://t.co/FdthWXN1is" Link
Hal: "Good news everyone! The world's first 64-bit RISC-V portable terminal is available now 👉 https://t.co/9G58EAz4YA RISC-V ecosystem is growing fast, pleased to provide you with the latest, usable, low-cost RV64 module and #DevTerm kit. Happy Hacking🖖#clockworkpi #riscv @risc_v https://t.co/ZpycmuaWKt" Link
Cal.com: "another month another release! 🎉 v.1.4 includes a ton of bug fixes and minor features that'll make your scheduling experience just a tiny bit nicer. Go check out the changelog: https://t.co/3YtdfDHOzC" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: " Trillian is the future of "blockchain" technology." Link
Plausible Analytics: "Google just announced they'll kill Universal Analytics next year! "All standard Universal Analytics properties will stop processing new hits on July 1, 2023". Time to switch to Plausible! 😎" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "Honored and delighted to join this "Open Core vs. Open Source" panel with my friend @DivaDanese, hosted by my other friend @kelseyhightower ❤️ https://t.co/DoCDfL0ZCs https://t.co/Rc1YmVW8o6" Link
Dominic Monn 🪂: "Commercial open-source is a thing and I love it. Here's the models COSS are using to be profitable and growing. - Brandable domain for rent (@calcom) - Tedious hosting as a service (@n8n_io) - Templates / Education (@tailwindcss) - High-availability hosting (@rocketchat)" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "All COSS startups are "Web3" startups (users control data, tech, and computation). Not all COSS startups are necessarily "crypto" startups (blockchain-based)." Link
Andrew Chow: "Ethereum has changed the world--but not necessarily in ways that its creator, @VitalikButerin, agrees with. My TIME cover story on one of the most fascinating -- and arguably important -- people on earth: https://t.co/ro0TQvDmLn https://t.co/e1iWjurIDI" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "Transitioning from head-only commit streams to building tested releases + adopting a versioning cadence (ie. semver) is a big "upleveling" milestone for new open source (even closed) software projects. Focusing on OSS devs --- what factors cause this transition to occur?" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "Over the last several weeks and months of carnage, this has been a common sight in $COSS (open core public company "index"). So --- What's special about @qtproject / $QTCOM? They are profitable with 20% net margins. https://t.co/9etdHi3tNP" Link
Jamin Ball: "GitLab quarter. Impressive acceleration and DBNR - $78M rev (+69% YoY) vs $70M consensus (11% beat) - $78M next Q guidance vs $73M consensus (6% raise) - Last Q grew 58% YoY - 152% net retention - 17 months GM adj. CAC payback - 88% GM - (6%) FCF Margin $GTLB" Link
Ed Sim: "Reminder of time it takes to execute a developer first, land and expand model + how even cos like @MongoDB focus on atomic units of value, in this case, # of workloads - incredible scale at $1B ARR + >120% Net Retention https://t.co/b7VuBZdi4f https://t.co/lOqA4sMNbt" Link
Austen Allred: "$300m ARR, 69% YOY growth, 152% NRR, 89% gross margin... $5B market cap (16x revenue). There must be something I'm missing, because if I were a late stage investor and I saw this company trading at 16x ARR I'd buy as much as I could get my hands on. https://t.co/YQtYsP2xu9" Link
No COSS Jobs this week.
$COSS markets up 16.95% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.