Software Delivery Club Newsletter 2023-02-03

We made it out of January!

Welcome to the end of the week. What did we learn this week? That ChatCPT is going commercial, and so is the Twitter API.

The new subscription plan, ChatGPT Plus, will be available for $20/month, and subscribers will receive a number of benefits:

  • General access to ChatGPT, even during peak times
  • Faster response times
  • Priority access to new features and improvements

Twitter is removing the Free Tier completely and this will undoubtedly have a big effect on the connected app ecosystem. If you're using any form of Twitter integrated tooling - this could hurt. It could end up hurting Twitter too. I imagine the phones to Twitter HQ are pretty hot right now!

I've been preparing for FOSDEM this week - I'll be talking about Rosegarden on Sunday. Please join me either in person or online.

Have a great weekend,



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