In the Open source world. People always have a impression that in here ie India, there is no much of the contribution to the Open Source. I completely agree that its true, the reason is the environment we work in, The company we work is only interested in making money and they care damn about there contribution to the technology. offcoz there are few companies which doesnt belong of this category. currently i am unfortunate of not being a part of such a company 😦
i dont say the open source commitment has to be full time or make it a compulsory. Atleast the companies should have a cushion for its employees to allow if they are interested and provide some kinda compensation for the same. By allowing its employees to work on open source is gonna yield company in many ways. First and foremost thing is that the employee of that company will be completely equipped with the cutting edge Technology(where in most of the companies still 2-3 yrs behind in this..) , So whats stopping people in india to not be a part of the open source communities. Its not only the companies which needs to be blamed , but its even the individuals themselves wouldnt be very interested .. we cant help these radicals though..
I think this will help the employees to enjoy there work . At the same time come up with some phenominal innovation. Because i believe that a innovation or a creativity will happen only when you are free to do what you wanna do and no deadlines or no jolts putting pressure to just get done with the work..
Well , the moral of the story is that opensource community is a good place for any one who is interested to learn and share, enhance the knowledge. I recently joined Jython Community.
As of now , i am just going through the code and i am really excited about this. I hope i can do some thing good to this Dynamic Scripting Language, and will keep updated about the same once there is some progress.