FOSS.IN: A report
Posted Dec 11, 2005 6:44 UTC (Sun) by achitnis
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> It is sad to see Indians being tagged based on afew thousad
> people who attended a particular conference.
Ah, actually he isn't doing that at all - the people who attended this conference clearly are *not* the kind of people he was talking about.
However, it is a fact the Indian software industry (if one can call it that, given that one doesn't actually see any Indian products anywhere, and the industry is largely an extension of the American/European software industry) is creating a culture of "micro-managed software development", and does not actually encourage individual contribution or innovation. This has been a complaint voiced by many people who have dealt with developers in India, and is precisely why we are driving FOSS as a way to break this situation.
At the risk of sounding self-congratulatory, let me point you at this slide show:
It is something I tag onto the end of every talk I give at colleges and even companies, and should explain things a bit more.
And also have a look at this:
This is something that is a direct outcome of that "particular conference". This is the first time that we have seen something like this happening in India (a non-corporate initiative), and hopefully it is a sign of things to come.
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