Open Source project failure often stems from not setting clear objectives or having a shared vision from the start. That said there are many success stories, including two well known Statistical examples: Demetra; and Eurostat SDMX tools (SDMX-RI). However, in all these examples there was at first a founding organisation/entity that created the right environment for its successful path into a new paradigm. In the context of my presentation this being the Statistical Information System Collaboration Community (SIS-CC / http://siscc.oecd.org). Presented at the International Marketing and Output DataBase Conference, Gozd Martuljek, September 18 - 22, 2016.