FOSS.IN: A report
Posted Dec 9, 2005 6:35 UTC (Fri) by gnu
Parent article: FOSS.IN: A report
I agree with almost everything said in the article. Being a Debian Developer myself, one of my problems I faced was getting some bandwidth at home. I do not have the luxury of using a Un*x machine at my work place nor do they understand Free Software Philosophy. My day job has nothing to do with Free Software or even Un*x, i work with Digital Signal Processors.
But I faced no problem getting copyright assignments for some of the Free Software work I am doing in my little free time and a big thanks to them. Allowing them to have free time is yet another very important thing. Unlike in the US and elsewhere, one can find people almost always in their offices (working on non-working). Also the traffic problems in Bangalore compound these problems and when one reaches back home, he/she is good for nothing, literally, so forget Free Software and rush to the bed after food.
I believe these are larger problems than "epeople being supervised" to do any work. There are enough brilliant people in this city. It's just that many of the good practices of software development have not just gone inside them, perhaps due to education and perhaps due to the management pressure to get products out quickly.
It's a good thing if more companies start employing Free Software developers and also allow them to contribute to the community.
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