I started this job about 7 months ago and since being here I can't help but notice that the senior developers on the team spend a huge amount of their day browsing the internet or doing other things around the office that has nothing to do with development.
The owner is very social and does encourage a relaxed atmosphere, allowing us to play a board game during the day, gets lunch for everyone a couple times a month, and those sorts of things. I enjoy this a lot but when people return to their desks, they certainly are not being productive at all.
The development team reports directly to the owner and the owner doesn't know anything about software development. In our very infrequent meetings the senior developers will say they're working on something, but between meetings will make very little (if any) progress. The owner is completely oblivious to how long development tasks should take to complete and it seems to me that he is being taken advantage of.
The company is quite small, less than 10 people, and close knit, i'm worried that bringing this up might create an environment of hostility towards myself.
How can I / Should I inform the owner that I think he is being taken advantage of without creating a hostile environment?