The law of diminishing returns refer to a point at which the level of benefits gained is less than the amount of effort expended. In other words, reaching an asymptote of progressively less benefit for a given unit of effort.
This is reflective of many jobs in the world, where their exponents quickly approach the asymptote of mastery. Not OSS though.
An OSS maybe. Your OSS perhaps. But not the world of OSS.
New processes, new technologies, new methodologies, new organisations. None of us are likely to be getting complacent any time soon are we?Read the Passionate About OSS Blog for more or Subscribe to the Passionate About OSS Blog by Email