The Web has no one who can ensure that the platform acquires cutting edge capabilities in a timely manner (camera access, anyone?). The Web has no one who can ensure that the platform makes real developers happy and productive. The Web has no one to ensure that it is competitive with other platforms, and so increasingly we are seeing developers investing their time in other platforms that serve their needs better.
Interesting argument and discussion point for #moznewslab and #hacktoberfest participants… How to balance open-web with need for “point person” or “champion.” Better yet, do we need to balance that? And aren’t we all striving to help fill that “leadership vacuum” through open-development and collaboration?