Building is obviously the crux of the entire piece and does focus on political dynamics, but the most important statement is about WILL.
To tie it to topics more close to home, open source, WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla, we need to apply the desire to create over project politics and personalities. Just to be clear I’m not referencing any specific people or projects but I know that if we focus on over building, on over creating, the biggest problem will be what great things can we incorporate into platforms rather then who will solve some demand that may not even exist.
It’s great that platforms have robust ecosystems to fill in those gaps and expand functionality but without core creation and welcoming environments to test limits, progress won’t occur. Let’s see some more private-public partnerships. Let’s get hosts and SaaS to commit code back. Let’s build!