[fedora-india] request for speaker for our FOSS festival Mukti 2010

susmit shannigrahi thinklinux.ssh at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 06:58:25 UTC 2010

Success can not be measured in such a short time. Let a decade pass
and look back. Take into account money/fun/identity/knowledge and
Other things that you received and there wont be doubts. Money is a
very important thing but so is living your life in your own terms. (I
am feeling philosophical today :) )

On 1/8/10, sankarshan <foss.mailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Debayan Banerjee <debayanin at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I would like to ask Arindam and Subhodip if they will be in Durgapur at
>> the
>> time of Mukti.
> Additionally, please ask what they would like to talk about and
> show-off during Mukti if they are in Durgapur.
>>> barring Debayan, Shreyank and
>>> Roshan,
>> You forgot Rangeen.
> Indeed I did and, my apologies to Rangeen on that score.
>> When I left college last year, there were 2 competing trends that my batch
>> had infused. One was free software, where Shreyank and I had made some
>> inroads, and the second was TopCoder or similar online programming judges
>> where Swapnil Sonawane and Rajat achieved milestones. As it turns out,
>> Swapnil and Rajat ended up getting jobs on campus that paid the best (upto
>> 3
>> times what Shreyank or I get!!).
> I might not be comprehending this properly. Why would participating in
> online coding contests be a deterrent to contributing to Free and Open
> Source Software ? Although, considering the part within parenthesis,
> if that is how it is projected, will obviously skew the participation
> in a way that nothing can counter.
> --
> sankarshan mukhopadhyay
> <http://sankarshan.randomink.org/blog>
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