[PLUG] Interview of Linus Torvalds; He Also Speaks Of Sad Situation Of India

Vivek Khurana hiddenharmony at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 23:15:10 PDT 2011

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 12:11 AM, Swapnil Bhartiya
<swapnil.bhartiya at gmail.com> wrote:
> India is kind of somewhat a sad situation. Compared to the amount of
> educated people, I think India is fairly low on the list compared to what it
> could be. Culturally it should be fairly easy, because language barriers
> should not be there. If you are educated in India, you know English even if
> it is not your first language. So India actually should have an easier time
> being involved in some of the discussions. Don't get me wrong, there are
> developers, but just not as many as I would expect. And I don't know quite
> why.
> There is a fair amount of really enthusiastic local LUGs and I get to hear
> about them. But, at the same time I don't know India, you know much better.
> My gut feeling is that a lot of the actual professional developers in India
> see software development as a job and not as a hobby. That's the kind of
> picture I've gotten, I don't know if it's true. If you see it [software
> development] as a job and not as a hobby the whole open source thing is not
> as natural anymore.
> http://www.muktware.com/news/2855

 Linus has nailed it.


The hidden harmony is better than the obvious!!

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