[PLUG] OT: How many of you are programmers?

A Sharma as7711 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 22:26:55 PDT 2009


On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Gaurav Pant <gauravggs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> (not making a holy/flame war)
>
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Navin Kabra <navin.kabra at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Sorry if what I was misleading.
>> What I really meant was this:
>>
>> 1. There are definitely people in Pune who are not interested in GNU/Linux,
>> but would be interested in JavaScript, other programming languages, and
>> computer sciences in general. Hence, it would make sense to have a separate
>> programming languages and/or topics in computer sciences forum that would
>> attract such people.
>
>
>>
>> 2. I'm sorry to have implied that PLUG might have some non-programmers.
>> Maybe all PLUG members are programmers.
>
> IT was never stated all plug members are programmer/programmers.  PLUG
> members range from simple users, programmers in different areas
> (kernel, web, java, c etc), Doctors, lawyers, NGO activists etc.
>
>>
>> But I would then ask the question,
>> why doesn't PLUG have non-programmers?
>
> Have answered that earlier.
>
>>
>> Shouldn't PLUG be trying to get
>> non-programmers interested in PLUG?
>
> As I said in my earlier mail you need to be in touch for the
> activities that go in around PLUG.
> Recently a Linux Awareness Program (Batch) was conducted for around 20
> members of Bhagini Nivedita Bank Bank Pune. Almost all participants
> were non members.
>
> Plug has been participating/coordinating  in events like Gnunify from
> since the initiation of the same.
>
>>
>> The stated goal of PLUG is to have an
>> GNU/Linux community, and to promote GNU/Linux. Why would you keep out
>> non-programmers?
>
> If you are just talking about techies -- PLUG has participated in
> evnents like IT expo for last 5 to 6 years.. where we come across
> Generic "Janata"
>
> So we have been doing the same for a very long time.
>
>
>>
>> Shouldn't you actually be trying to encourage
>> non-programmers to join PLUG?
>
> We do encourage.
>
> If you have some good ideas, we would appretiate if you could share
> the same with us and also help us implement the same. :)
>
>>
>> 3. I don't have a very strong opinion either way - so I don't want to
>> convert this into a holy war. I just voiced my opinion, and I will now try
>> to shut up.
>
> Same here, no wars.
> But mine are not opinions But facts.
>
>>
>> navin.
>
> Regards
> Dexter
>
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