FOSS.IN: A report
Posted Dec 8, 2005 4:36 UTC (Thu) by botsie
Parent article: FOSS.IN: A report
You're dead on accurate with a lot of your comments. I doubt if most foss.in delegates (like me) would disagree with your comments -- heck, I recognize some of those quotes. :)
I don't think the situation is irretrivable, however. IMO, the problem is solvable using a three-pronged strategy:
* Work through the work place: use employers to encourage people to contribute. Approval of the establishment is important in India.
* Catch 'em Young: Work on students directly to counteract the influence of the education system.
* Guide them in: provide a structured guide for these people to learn to work in chaotic environment that is the open source community.
These ideas are easier said than done, but the goal is important IMHO.
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