“Here is the surprising truth: It’s often easier to make something 10 times better than it is to make it 10 percent better… when you aim for a 10x gain, you lean instead on bravery and creativity — the kind that, literally and metaphorically, can put a man on the moon.”
Astro Teller on wired.com
As much as the current generation of OSS products are powerful, amazing and in some cases exciting, the honest truth is that there are still major shortcomings in OctopOSS projects.
Fundamental issues remain, including the following:
- Solution complexity
- Projects regularly under-deliver on expectations, features, costs and schedules
- Data integrity management
- Diaspora of different solutions for different situations and a lack of consistency across platforms
Others appear in this earlier post.
The lack of a clear market leader means that the market is awaiting to be taken to the moon by an organisation with creativity and bravery.