Vicious cycle

Let’s have a look at how OSS stands today in the eyes of the customers that invest in them:

  1. The pieces don’t work together well
  2. Too expensive
  3. Too risky
  4. Too time consuming
  5. Consume too many resources
  6. Compromised outcomes – Don’t give us what we need

Then look at it from the perspective of vendors / integrators:

  1. Too few customers
  2. Too many varied needs
  3. Too little margin
  4. Too few great people who can deliver forus today
  5. Too risky
  6. Too expensive
  7. Too time consuming

If OSS had a Klout score what would it be?

Yet it’s still such an awesome industry to be in because there’s so much fantastic work being done and so many leaps forward just waiting for every one of us to take individually and collectively,

Read the Passionate About OSS blog for more.

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