Algora

Open source Twitch for developers • New open source projects, including: A nanoGPT pipeline packed in a spreadsheet. A next generation social network in the Web3. An “All in One” model for offline and simultaneous speech recognition, speech translation and speech synthesis. • Open source funding news from Mistral AI, LiveKit, Stacklet, and GaiaNet

Welcome to Open Pioneers #23 - your weekly update from the forefront of open source. I skipped last week’s editions as I was in Spain enjoying some time off.

Today, we talk about:

  • Algora TV, open source Twitch for developers

  • New open source projects, including:

    • A nanoGPT pipeline packed in a spreadsheet.

    • A next generation social network in the Web3.

    • An “All in One” model for offline and simultaneous speech recognition, speech translation and speech synthesis.

  • Open source funding news from Mistral AI, LiveKit, Stacklet, and GaiaNet

Since last week, we have welcomed 34 new Open Pioneers. 👋 If you like this week's post, it would make my day if you would share it with a friend or colleague. I will feature the people with the most referrals in the next newsletter.

🔍 Spotlight: Algora TV, open source Twitch for developers

Algora TV is a platform for live streaming and sharing video content related to open source projects and development. It features a variety of videos including interviews with open source project founders, live coding sessions, and discussions on contributing to open source. Users can join the community, watch live streams, and access resources for learning how to live stream themselves. Algora TV aims to foster engagement within the open source community by providing a central hub for related content.

The team behind Algora TV is also working on Algora.io, a platform for open source bounties. In the last few months, over 1600 bounties totaling over $192,000 have been distributed to contributors by Algora. They fully open sourced Algora TV recently, so make sure to check it out.

🔥 New open source projects started last week

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💰 Open source funding

  • Mistral AI, building open source foundational models, raised $640M in funding at a $6B valuation. Link

  • LiveKit, building the transport layer for AI, announced a $22.5M Series A. Link

  • Stacklet, the governance-as-code platform, announced a $14.5M Series B. Link

  • GaiaNet, which is building a decentralized network for open source LLM and AI agents, raised $10M. Link

📚 More open source content

  • Ask HN: How can we open-source a 7 year old SaaS codebase and build a community? Link

  • Operating Open Source Mobile Networks at Scale Link

  • Mistral AI open-sources new Codestral large language model for developers Link

  • How open source A.I. Made Mark Zuckerberg Popular Again in Silicon Valley Link

  • Early MySQL engineer questions whether Oracle is unintentionally killing off the open source database Link

  • Hugging Face and Pollen Robotics show off first project: an open source robot that does chores Link

Until next week,

Jonathan (@jonathimer)

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