(Via HN.) Sobering and sad at the same time. I think what he says is right on the mark, but I absolutely detest the SaaS model. It might be great for the business, but I think it is terrible for the end-user, which is a subject I hope to get into more deeply at a later time.
So my dilemma is this: let’s say that, hypothetically, you have a software product idea. But the idea is for a product that would be introduced into a mature market that is already saturated. You hope it will be a disruptive product, but the only way you can see it gaining any kind of traction is if it is (or large parts of it are) open source. And you’re not interested in SaaS.
Is it impossible to build a self-sustaining business around that? Moving forward, is SaaS really the only way?