‘scope’ means defining the features required in the initial public catapult chain. This is mostly a superset of private catapult chain features, so this has not slowed us down yet, but it does hinder mid-term planning. Lack of foundation participation has been disappointing but not hindering.
Having said that, foundation’s lack of emphasis on building out technical competence and hiring developers has certainly slowed things down. Development is still resource constrained and more developers would move things along faster. It is worrying that only the EU region has made investments to try and redress this.