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COSS Weekly Issue #7

COSS Weekly, Issue #7: 💥November 29th, 2020

Welcome to the seventh issue of the COSS Weekly, the global Commercial Open-Source ecosystem newsletter brought to you every Sunday by Joseph Jacks and team at COSS Media, OSS Capital and the organizers of Open Core Summit.

Each week, we neatly summarize the latest happenings in COSS, often including objective commentary across primarily the following four areas: Funding, Content, Liquidity, Data.


💰 COSS Funding

ERPNext, an open-source, out-of-the-box ERP system — the largest FOSS ERP in the world, and the largest FOSS project out of India — announces $1.35M investment from Rainmatter / Zerodha. Link


📚 COSS Content

Vectorized announces Redpanda is now free and source available. Link

Future. A short essay from the team behind Forem. Link

Wade Arnold, CEO of Moov, discusses company's open core / closed crust model. Link

COSS progress in China (text in Chinese). Link

Are RISC-V chips ready to compete with ARM? Link

WTF is Commercial Open Source Software? by Hacker Noon Link

Thoughts on anti-open core from Drew DeVault of SourceHut. Link

Thomas Hatch, author of Stack, to deliver presentation on Innovation in the COSS Ecosystem at Open Core Summit. Link

Josh Levinger, creator of OpenActivism.tech, calls on Alloy (political tech startup by Reid Hoffman) to open-source its resources as initiative winds down post-2020. Link


📈 COSS Data

  • 🌐 YC COSS: For the first time ever in 2020, 15~ COSS startups have gone through YC in a single year representing 30%+ of the total (50~ since 2006). Our YC COSS dataset tracks and provides granular data on the growing but still small COSS YC alumni.
  • 🏦 COSS PE Funding: This dataset tracks the latest funding events for all stages of COSS companies, mostly in private markets, for 2020-2021+
  • 📊 COSS Index: The well-known COSSI sheet for the exclusive $100M+ revenue club of COSS companies. New data points and growth happening weekly.
  • 🌩️ AWS COSS: List of COSS services on AWS. Continuously evolving. We plan to offer similar datasets for Azure, GCP, and other major clouds.
  • 📈 COSS IPO: Analysis of every COSS IPO since 1999.

As usual, we end with this graphic depicting what we think the next Multi-Trillion-Dollar category in business will be:


COSS Weekly is brought to you via COSS Media, produced by OSS Capital (the first and only COSS-dedicated early-stage investor platform for COSS founders)


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