Perhaps one of the key factors to Obsidian's success and sustainability has been it's organisational culture.
Obsidian Systems has a culture of dynamic innovation coupled with a strong tendency towards trying new things (among many other attributes), and not to be afraid to make mistakes. This, and taking full accountability and responsibility for actions is encouraged. Our people are encouraged to learn and grow themselves into their full potential as managers, innovators, problem solvers, and citizens of South Afica. The Open Source movement runs in our blood and forms the spill around which almost everything revolves at Obsidian, it is almost inseperable from the Obsidian-way of doing things.