TruffleHog is an open source secret scanner, New open source projects for AI-driven audio generation, Spotify playlist downloading, AI sticker generation, Fundraising news from Synadia & Orkes, and more.

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

  • TruffleHog - an open source alternative to GitHub Secret scanning, GitGuardian & co

  • Recently started open source projects for AI-driven audio generation, Spotify playlist downloading, and AI sticker generation

  • Fundraising news from Synadia & Orkes

  • More open source content

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🔍 Spotlight: TruffleHog

TruffleHog is an open source secret scanner that identifies and addresses exposed secrets throughout your entire technology stack.

Millions of secrets, including API keys, tokens, and passwords, are frequently leaking from sources like source code, chat systems, support tickets, and more. TruffleHog scans for sensitive credentials beyond the source code to include hidden content, deleted code, and version history from commonly used tools across your company.

TruffleHog is a widely used open source project with over 50,000 daily runs by developers and security teams. It has over 14 million downloads and 13.5k GitHub stars, and is distributed with a AGPL-3.0 license.

Learn more about TruffleHog: Website | 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

  • Synadia, the company behind the edge-native messaging system for high-performance data streaming NATS, announced $25M in Series B funding. [Link]

  • Orkes, an open source orchestration platform, announced a $20M Series A led by Nexus Venture Partners. [Link]

📚 More open source content

  • The creators of the Atom Code Editor publish Zed, a new open source rust-based high-performance editor. [Link]

  • Vitalik Buterin has an open source solution to Elon Musk’s Microsoft OS issues. [Link]

  • Nintendo is suing the makers of source Switch emulator Yuzu. [Link]

  • Open source vs closed source AI: What’s the difference, and why does it matter? [Link]

  • OpenTitan open-source silicon to hits market after 5 years. [Link]

🤡 Meme of the week

Until next week,

Jonathan (@jonathimer)

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