Jitsi is an open source alternative to Zoom, New open source projects started last week: MoneyPrinter, QR file share, Nucleo AI, Fundraising news from Flower Labs & Zylon, and more.

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

  • Jitsi - an open source alternative to Zoom

  • New open source projects started last week: MoneyPrinter, QR file share, Nucleo AI

  • Fundraising news from Flower Labs, Zylon

  • More open source content

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🔍 Spotlight: Jitsi

Jitsi is a secure, simple, and scalable video conference solution that you can use as a standalone app or embed in your web application.

Using Jitsi is straightforward, as it's browser-based. It's scalable and free to use. All you need is a Google, Facebook, or GitHub account in order to start a meeting. The app supports all browsers and comes with mobile apps for iOS and Android. Lately, the team behind Jitsi Meet also started offering a hosted service called “Jitsi as a Service”.

The open source project was already started in 2014 and gained a lot of popularity in the Covid crisis. Today, Jitsi Meet has over 21k GitHub stars and is distributed under Apache 2.0 license.

Learn more about Jitsi: Website | Twitter | GitHub

🔥 New open source projects started last week

I browsed through GitHub’s advanced search to find the most interesting projects created last week.

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🦄 Fundraising news

  • Flower Labs, a federated and decentralized AI learning framework, announced their $20M Series A. [Link]

  • Zylon, the creators of privateGPT, raised $3.2M in Pre-Seed funding. [Link]

📚 More open source content

  • Why Sequoia is funding open source developers via a new equity-free fellowship. [Link]

  • Jacob Kaplan-Moss: Paying people to work on open source is good actually. [Link]

  • The rise of open source startups in France. [Link]

Until next week,

Jonathan (@jonathimer)

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