Cracking article, Frank. This sentence resonated, perhaps for it’s optimism more than anything hehe ;-)
In all seriousness, though, you’re on the money — collaborative environments are fundamental to a successful API product.
I have seen shared ownership, too, along the way . And not to the detriment of a project, as one might assume.
Teamwork and individual accountability, when properly nurtured, can do wonders in the absence of rigor.