[PLUG] FOSS contributors from Pune

Salil Bijur salilbijur at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 01:26:31 PDT 2008


On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 1:23 PM, ഓം <guru.is.on.vi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Salil Bijur <salilbijur at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 5:59 PM, ഓം <guru.is.on.vi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> so why don't we write about others who we think are doing good work
>>> and encourage the actual doer's to say a little bit once the name gets
>>> nominated by others than themselves!
>>
>> For the simple reason that a contributer himself knows best about his
>> contribution than anyone else, like you dont know what FOSS contribs I
>> have made and I dont know what you have contributed.
>> The idea is not to praise/self-praise, but to inform.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Salil
>
> Please excuse the way I am writing the next few lines, but I could not
> find the better way to express..
>
> "If Developer knew what users want, without the interaction of user
> community, then M$ is correct in the way they treat users... but i
> think things are different here in many way and one of that ways is
> software is being developed based on user needs and preferences most
> of the times" and this approach of I know what is the best way to
> contribute has the same flaws that are generally best avoided.

This has nothing to do with the original idea of the thread which was about FOSS
contributors from Pune and their work.

>
> Contributor is the best person to talk about his contribution only
> after users have found that he has been contributing in whatever way
> to the community!  There is no denying that.. but other way round does
> not make much sense to me, maybe it will make to others in which case
> Bharat... democrazy we vote, you win!

Congratulations, as usual you have succeeded in sabotaging the thread
to divert the topic littering it with lame attempts at humour.
I think I've made my point on this topic and dont wish to discuss further.

>
> So your point is valid however still invalid from the point of view of
> suggestion I made.
>

Possibly, considering your points are invalid from the original topic.

- Salil

"Never argue with idiots. They just drag you down to their level and
then beat you with their experience."


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