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Commercial Open-Source Software (COSS) category missionary: @COSSMedia, @COSSLabs, @COSSAccelerator, @OSSCapital, @OpenCoreSummit 🌍

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14 years ago, I wrote a paper on cooperative power saving in computing. The shift to cloud computing means that we… https://t.co/h1yRiZzOBW
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1/18
2020
NEW POST: @kevinsxu on Product Marketing—a conceptual framework & action items to bootstrap it for #OpenSource crea… https://t.co/ibXthHQsSo
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1/17
2020
NEW POST: @COSSMedia on Product Marketing & how #opensource creators can bootstrap it. I've gotten lots of Q's by O… https://t.co/6XF7jNvTOw
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksI think it's very important for people to see that remote is something we really believe in and view us as an examp… https://t.co/2XodffmRY4
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1/16
2020
Just four years ago, we had 9 people working at GitLab. Today we have over 1,100 team members in more than 60 cou… https://t.co/XrVjEMUumo
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksToday we are excited to share that @Equinix — the world’s leading provider of interconnection and colocation servic… https://t.co/ydSUcsUyjs
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1/14
2020
@joshsimmons My partner @HeatherMeeker4 is basically the worlds top lawyer in this area and constantly tries to put… https://t.co/hDM7Z1n2amWorking on a blog series on @COSSMedia to help #opensource creators DIY the non-technical parts of building a proje… https://t.co/2pa1hXRsA6
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) Jacks @gwenshap To a very big extend, OSS enables and encourages consumption far more any any kind of reciprocal contribu… https://t.co/NZihmszS3x @schrockn COSS is new as a category. Commercialization if OSS until cloud and COSS has been indirect. It is now bec… https://t.co/aULmMRqlH5 @gwenshap Didn’t intent to call anyone a name! Definitely calling this argument itself idiotic. Many people I great… https://t.co/6aLBiT62E0 @gwenshap SaaS as a category is worth $1 Trillion dollars. SaaS has very largely taken and not given to OSS.This is NO such thing as “strip mining” open source technology. Criticizing AWS this way is idiotic and as an argum… https://t.co/4PIZjV4J35
1/10
2020
NEW Year NEW Post: Part 1 of our #OpenSource Creator Series, on licensing fundamentals by @HeatherMeeker4! All the… https://t.co/uoY8XTdKrY
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1/9
2020
I do not agree with cryptocurrency maximalism, but @balajis is someone I respect greatly for his (IMO) industry lea… https://t.co/3heb4QXxL0
1/5
2020
Would you be more likely to found a company if: * You'd be paid a salary from day one. * You'd be supplied with nec… https://t.co/my8Jf6T7kf
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1/4
2019
Setting the record straight on AWS and open source https://t.co/Lk0Puncnbd
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12/17
2019
For visualizations of the fundamental here: https://t.co/abFSZwpTsoWe believe the software and cloud worlds are shifting towards a positive sum free market economy driven by this COS… https://t.co/GQbBQZ96KDAcross everything I am building, we codify this “direct commercialization” shift as an entirely new kind of abstrac… https://t.co/sEcUuovM5sWe are starting to see a MASSIVE shift in technology overall towards this kind of _direct_ monetization of Open Sou… https://t.co/oDAALd6Il4Indirectly = open source is used heavily at the core of a company but it is used extremely diversely, broadly, acro… https://t.co/KufNF0Ce3uWhy is it silly? Because Open Source that can be commercialized, can be commercialized one of two ways: 1) directly… https://t.co/24FmuUOvN4Now: Let’s contrast “Cloud” ($200B~) which is increasingly commercializing open source _directly_.. and compare tha… https://t.co/hsdvTTk857Probably the most deeply flawed assertion = AWS is so-called “strip-mining” open source. Let’s dig into that..Cloud… https://t.co/gl3SsyjdznThis major NYT piece today on AWS and Open Source 1) misunderstands many fundamentals, 2) glosses over many crucial… https://t.co/9d1FJfHAek
12/15
2019
Startups should focus on exponentiating value creation. Open Source is arguably the most powerful method for this.… https://t.co/XSAXVYnlWdOpen Source is NOT about disrupting proprietary alternatives. Open Source IS about unlocking and democratizing inn… https://t.co/tFyK8qGfD7
12/13
2019
Inspired by a recent convo on Open Source Culture between @drodio @katemac24 & @asynchio, we've compiled a list of… https://t.co/d8rMaC5ypD
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksMore proof that the world NEEDS trusted enclaves for open processor innovation (@risc_v), let alone acknowledging t… https://t.co/fIN6I7XIhS
12/12
2019
As a category, COSS (commercial open-source software) represents the next multi-trillion $ shift in software...! https://t.co/uG0vuKGOeG
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksI have grossly underestimated the growth of Open Source in the Software world: @github OSS repos have grown from 10… https://t.co/NYZOpqjkdpOpen source standards create value that is capturable by literally any company and/or anyone. Closed source standa… https://t.co/ri1X0dN53rGreat new video by @CNBC on the rise of OSS. 20+ years in (and foundational decades before it), Open Source is beco… https://t.co/mmkGjySjhsInnovation at the technical and business level, along with open source and open standards.... Great discussion… https://t.co/lTClaNxuV0
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksChris Wright of Red Hat, expands on the importance of open source and how enterprises adapt to it.… https://t.co/3Eu6Rjdu88
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12/11
2019
Great talk by @adrianco on why the best performing COSS companies _partner_ with and enable the cloud providers ins… https://t.co/qhUQFw6iCvHappy for my friend Konstantine Buhler on joining @sequoia as their latest partner. Very special and smart human! @TrevMcKendrick @calcsam @COSSAccelerator
12/10
2019
.@devonzuegel’s vision for OSS sustainability @github is inspired: “I want a future where kids can think about beco… https://t.co/gBx7jBzkFV
12/9
2019
@forstmeier Interesting! Thank you for sharing. I am now curious to explore this potential correlation with autodidactic tendencies.It is great to see more exploration and innovation in the homeschooling world. I hope to see more examples and stor… https://t.co/trG9q1BCZFFor me, I had amazing parents who afforded their children (including me) the wonderful privilege of exploring our c… https://t.co/Afcli1vkLTI’ve often been asked the general social development implications of being homeschooled. On every level, it is extr… https://t.co/O3nExCpCpp27 years ago, my formative and extensive educational schooling experience was that my Mom was my primary teacher, m… https://t.co/d0CoL6fYFMOn the currently trendy topic of Homeschooling: I was personally entirely homeschooled from age 3 (Pre kindergarten… https://t.co/An7HSbY7Ud
12/8
2019
The @risc_v Summit begins in less than a week! Join us at the San Jose Convention Center from Dec. 10-12 to learn a… https://t.co/WVh8ncmNPt
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12/6
2019
FOSS creators/developers that learn how to sell (critical skill) the following things if/as they become COSS founde… https://t.co/g6pRnbE0Oq
12/4
2019
@benofben I’d encourage you to read: https://t.co/IkLaG3ouTB @benofben You are precisely wrong. By all fundamental rights, anyone can capture value that is created by open source. @benofben Yep! Compute CLDR’s revenue when EMR launched and compare that to today... last I checked they are on a $… https://t.co/gNzBereM31Prediction: The new @awscloud service for @Cassandra will actually help grow @DataStax’s cloud and platform business. @chuhnk Fair heuristic but there are notable exceptions: “use” falls along a spectrum of complexity. For many use c… https://t.co/xsauDvCEhC @markburgess_osl Talk with the incredible @moodler about this and his COSS LMS @moodle that has 150M+ users! Founde… https://t.co/ydJxWqVQoZThe OCS 2020 schedule with dates and cities is live! COSS is global. 🌏 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 🇫🇷 🇮🇱 Starting in 2020 onwards, each… https://t.co/YBuhph2jfX
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12/3
2019
The most valuable tech companies of the future will iterate the fastest. Today, the most effective way to maximize… https://t.co/4jy4NU28yJPeople often think they’re breathing oxygen, but are actually breathing nitrogen (78%) with a side serving of oxyge… https://t.co/MWmsggxv3E
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksIf true, it follows that maximizing the environmental conditions most conducive to “truth seeking” should be our to… https://t.co/hjNKWqzeb5Resistance to fundamental truths may be the root cause of many (arguably most?) inefficiencies."The intersection of open source and commercialization will shape a new category of business... and a new way of bu… https://t.co/uLqte6ioK6
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksCOSSI Update, Q4 2019: Now 40~ COSS companies have reached $100M+ in annual revenue. Collectively, they have raised… https://t.co/mthlEn7hz0
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) Jacks @paulg @garrytan And there's always this cringeworthy relic: https://t.co/bWQpuZbISSHere's my conversation with Ray Dalio (@RayDalio). He is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, famous for the prac… https://t.co/0AX7U7Qrky
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) Jacks @patrickc @stripe In summary, is a solution to end user programmability that 1) end users learn to code + 2) end us… https://t.co/wjdSfaaLpE @patrickc @stripe Additionally, we need a common industry movement towards the merits of open core as a compelling… https://t.co/EM5otAqHDj @patrickc @stripe Today, empathetic knowledge of Open Source fundamentals lives largely in the domain of computer/a… https://t.co/I00F3dpVzd @patrickc @stripe In order to truly democratize the understanding of programmability, end users need to actually le… https://t.co/4ypGbhnYhG @patrickc @stripe Here's a vision for empowering billions of end users today and, in the future, billions more (onl… https://t.co/D0mz52xEk9 @patrickc @stripe Today, there are 4 billion humans online, but only 40 million can code and contribute to open sou… https://t.co/XaaUk1BHQ7 @patrickc @stripe Additional things that need to occur in order for this end user empowerment equilibrium to be rea… https://t.co/4CkINHjoxR @patrickc @stripe Getting to the "how"... If the currently "closed cores" of these end user apps evolved towards "o… https://t.co/YG49T2m3lQ @patrickc @stripe Consequently, end user apps are vastly fully/wholly proprietary and zero programmability is allow… https://t.co/eprWRr4TU0 @patrickc @stripe However, unfortunately the companies behind these end user apps do not allow *external* app user/… https://t.co/kJgKtv4GX3 @patrickc @stripe Open Source at the core of end user applications already exists today in spades: 90%+ of source c… https://t.co/ozWxZmhuIj @patrickc @stripe If full (vs partial) programmability of a given system/app did, in fact, require full source code… https://t.co/nRd0rUqz8V @patrickc @stripe So, we've established that end user apps are not "programmable", but I'll define what I think pro… https://t.co/I1qctHxkxH @patrickc @stripe Patrick refers to those consumer/end user apps as "less a bicycle and more a monorail for the min… https://t.co/R3bIRLLMxc @patrickc @stripe Defining end user apps: Patrick cites web / mobile apps. I'll explicitly categorize "end user app… https://t.co/5YH2h1drxW.@patrickc (@stripe co-founder) asks: "Will end-user applications ever be truly programmable? If so, how?". My take… https://t.co/2G8T4C4l5r
12/2
2019
@artur_sfo Most of the companies here are distributed: https://t.co/KC5qW6rbq7More than 50% of the largest fully ~ distributed companies are COSS companies. https://t.co/Y2XG54Jlmo @sriramk And call it “Spectrums”. Would read and subscribe! Excellent idea.It’s becoming easier and easier to be social, but exceptional people are built in solitude.
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) Jacks @CaretakerBob @jmckenty Thanks, Bob.I have decided to freely license the code for https://t.co/x4CpI3FFM1 .
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksHappy Birthday to my friend and the hardest working man in technology show business: @furrier - live long and prosper. 🙏🏻 🎂 @bassamtabbara @wattersjames @chuhnk https://t.co/shKiLGBICE key to this unbundling is COSS eating / shifting more… https://t.co/asH0IUghi8🇫🇷 ⚡ Open Core Summit (OCS) is coming to Paris, France on April 2nd and 3rd in 2020! Get your early bird tickets LI… https://t.co/OpMLQVk2c0
Retweeted by Joseph (JJ) JacksYC was founded on the 💡 that teaching programmers how to launch startups would make the world better. It certainly… https://t.co/szjJqjK3Fq @ctitusbrown I believe value capture mechanisms here will always be non scalable. Setting a fixed price for a spons… https://t.co/RJjWqpy2xa @ctitusbrown Hence ‘many’, not all. A small % of FOSS creators have the skills / interest to go down the COSS path.… https://t.co/5d3eQSHWB4Finally, I believe many of the worlds most successful FOSS creators should, if commercially possible, also be COSS… https://t.co/8ZRruF4VWjLastly, an example: had Linus Torvalds owned 5% (low) equity in both Red Hat and GitHub (two COSS companies fundame… https://t.co/ERbrbhIs2VIt is extremely important to understand the nuances of COSS abstractly as a category and the subtleties therein ...… https://t.co/dc4LwHPJnuWhy is founding a COSS co the MOST effective value capture option? Because it actually allows you to get exposure t… https://t.co/ATD4TDTzUIRanking value capture options for FOSS creators: 1. Found a COSS company (startup founder path). 2. Work at someone… https://t.co/ShtVep1qoCEmpirically, the most effective _direct_ value capture path for FOSS creators is to learn how to found their own CO… https://t.co/tgesO9yVf5Sponsorships/donations are NOT value capture mechanisms for Open Source creators. They are useful, but not for valu… https://t.co/HCzJ1rOqsKYC funded 950~ startups from 2005 (10 years from founding) to end of 2015. From 2016-2019 (4 years), YC backed ano… https://t.co/UnpUWpBjjt @jmckenty it was @caretakerbob who originally came up with this great analogy.
12/1
2019

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