FOSS.IN: A report - contridiction: just a job (to most?) ...
Posted Dec 9, 2005 3:16 UTC (Fri) by TxtEdMacs
Parent article: FOSS.IN: A report
Instead of attributing burn out while in the universities and lack of love for coding to most Indian programmers, I from my experience would say "some" want to be heavily supervised. Moreover, while complaining about lack of support for the conference by some of the big players: IBM, Novell, and Red Hat at the same time there is a discordant note in your observations:
"... though many of their employees were using their vacation time to attend ..."
Odd, took their own time to attend a conference their companies did not support. Does not sound at all like the characterizations used earlier in the article - just a job. Moreover, while some programmers I encountered in the states fit that mold most others were quite competent and self driven. Indeed many, if not most coded better than I.
[I am not of Indian descent nor to my knowledge are any of my relatives. I was born and lived totally (so far) in the U.S.A. other than a few trips into Canada.]
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