FOSS.IN: A report
Posted Dec 10, 2005 17:04 UTC (Sat) by gnu
In reply to: FOSS.IN: A report
Parent article: FOSS.IN: A report
> I thought I was dealing with individual personal traits but this article
> in dicates it's a national tendency. Now I know that I can adjust and allow
> for it. Thanks Jon!
Jon stayed in India for a week. With all due respect to Jon, you cannot generalize what probably is a trait for afew thousand developers and thrust it upon a whole nation. A lot of developers are in town contributing to many projects quitely. I know a afew very talented people sending bug reports, reproducing them and actually fixing them. These skills are very important too, not just conceiving and producing brand-new software.
Given the state of information infrastructure, I believe, those contributing to the projects small or large are doing a remarkable job. Until recently getting a reasonable DSL connection was very tough. Things are slowly changing. A lot of things needs change in future, a lot of these initiatives should come from the Govt. I strongly believe, things *will* change for good.
There are quite a lot of very talented developers I have seen here, most of them haven't been introduced to Free Software or are not interested for their own reasons. I do not believe that "Indians" as a whole need handholding to do everything. That's completely wrong generalization to make. I have seen bad american/european developers too who make more noise than signals. IMHO, it is wrong to classify talent based on region. We are going back in time to WWII timefreame if we do so.
The west should stop seeing Indian Software Industry through just Wipro and Infosys. There is a lot more happening here without publicity than what the West really know. It is sad to see Indians being tagged based on afew thousad people who attended a particular conference.
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