Ente

An open source alternative to Apple & Google Photos / New open source projects that help you to simply deploy Kubernetes, chat with your PostHog data, and create modern RSS feeds / Fundraising news from Ubicloud & Filigran / A new open source mention monitor

Welcome to a new edition of Open Pioneers - your weekly update from the forefront of open source. Today, we talk about:

  • Ente - an open source alternative to Apple & Google Photos

  • New open source projects that help you to simply deploy Kubernetes, chat with your PostHog data, and create modern RSS feeds.

  • ✨ New: Social monitor for open source

  • Fundraising news from Ubicloud & Filigran

  • & a lot more :-)

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🔍 Spotlight: Ente

Ente is an open source and privacy-focused alternative to Apple & Google Photos. Ente provides you with a fully open source, end-to-end encrypted platform for you to store your data in the cloud without needing to trust the service provider. Additionally, it comes with features like 3x data replication, private sharing, collaborative albums, easy import/export, background uploads, and much more.

According to their website, over 34 million photos have been saved with Ente. The GitHub projects has over 5k stars, and is distributed under AGPL-3.0 license.

Learn more about Ente: Website | GitHub | X

🔥 New open source projects started last week

Cool projects that have been created in the last week:

🔭 Social monitor

Shameless self-plug: We just launched Crowdlens - a social listening tool built for B2B that lets you monitor keywords across web and social platforms.

I started using Crowdlens to do my research for Open Pioneers and discover interesting conversations, fundraising news, and other stories about open source (especially on X).

monitoring “open source” across social platforms using Crowdlens

If you'd like to try Crowdlens yourself, you can get a month for free by using the coupon “OPENPIONEERS”.

🦄 Fundraising news

  • Ubicloud, an open source alternative to AWS, raised $16M in Seed funding. [Link]

  • Filigran, an open source suite of cybersecurity products, raised €15M in Series A funding led by Accel. [Link]

📚 More open source content

  • Elon just sued OpenAI for breach of contract. [Link]

  • Cloudflare makes Pingora Rust framework open source. [Link]

  • Move over Gemini, open-source AI has video tricks of its own. [Link]

  • The outlook for open source? Growing, but there are challenges. [Link]

  • Stanford publishes a paper on the societal risks of open foundation AI models. [Link]

🤡 Meme of the week

Until next week,

Jonathan (@jonathimer)

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