What Is Resource Gravity?

July 27, 2021

Tom wants to talk with Chunga about something called “Resource Gravity”. Have you ever heard of it?

Simply put, resource gravity is a problem. It starts when a large piece of software is conceptualized and the construction of that software is too heavily influenced by the source of the funding of that software. This creates a gravitational pull with regard to priorities. Because of this, companies and product get painted into a corner and are unable to evolve and scale. In many cases, it ultimately leads to the failure of the company, the product, or both!

Is it possible for open source software to suffer from resource gravity even if revenue isn’t the main influencer? Tom says absolutely and he’ll explain how in this episode of The Hacks!

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