Monthly Archive: August 2017

Listen to your users!

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

most science and engineering and software development isn’t done by original genius, hacker mythology to the contrary.

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DNA mapping proves Internationalism – Video

most of our genetic make up originates from a melting pot of different areas and continents. For some, it was even the races they truly disliked. Ironically, two of the individuals in the group even turned out to be related!

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The Truth Behind Genius

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Interestingly enough, you will quickly find that if you are completely and self-deprecatingly truthful about how much you owe other people, the world at large will treat you as though you did every bit of the invention yourself and are just being becomingly modest about your innate genius.

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Corporate Appointment Letter and Mafia Loan Agreement

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series IT Life

Just for argument sake, let us consider that Indian laws grant the companies the right to terminate employees at will and check what will be the impact.

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Nurturing a small software project to success

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

From the beginning of the project, I got bug reports of a quality most developers would kill for, often with good fixes attached. I got thoughtful criticism, I got fan mail, I got intelligent feature suggestions.

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IT Layoffs – A Compilation

Protests, IT honcho statements, Suicides and Deaths

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NDLF poser to Wipro, Cognizant, TCS, Infosys, IBM and Labour Department

IT companies availed subsidised land, power, tax holiday from the government in the name of generating employment opportunities. Now, when they are actively reducing jobs illegally, the government represented by labour department should intervene and enforce the law of the land.

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Don’t Read if you are not a Developer

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

source-code awareness by both parties greatly enhances both good communication and the synergy between what a beta-tester reports and what the core developer(s) know. In turn, this means that the core developers’ time tends to be well conserved, even with many collaborators.

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IT Employees Life : Fun or Problems?

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series IT Life

It is true that people working in IT industry get more salary than many other sectors. But the biggest worry for IT employees is the layoffs happening across the industry. Most of the employees who are asked to resign are in the age bracket of 35+. This is the age where an employee got married, have kids, bought new house and is paying high loan amount.

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You Do Agile Development? Open Source?

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

you assume that bugs are generally shallow phenomena—or, at least, that they turn shallow pretty quickly when exposed to a thousand eager co-developers pounding on every single new release.

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Users as Co Developers OR The Secret of Programming Success

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

“the ferment, the innovation mostly takes place in the open part of the tool where a large and varied community can tinker with it.”

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TN Government calls Cognizant, TCS, Wipro, Infosys and IBM to Explain Layoffs

We call upon all IT Employees to send their complaints regarding job security by email to combatlayoff@gmail.com . We will present the complaints at the meeting with JCL and IT company managements on behalf of employees.

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Some Attributes of Good Software and Great Programmers

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

While tracing the orign of fetchmail, Eric Raymond teases out some of the principles he considers important for creation of great software products. 

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Women Power & Power of Labour Digs Hole for Tasmac Liquor

When these women toiling day in and day out for meagre wages wield power in their hands, they will dig graves not only for Tasmac Liquor, but also for Corruption, Communalism, Casteism and Corporate Loot which exploit the lives of  working class!

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Fight by Software Programmers for their Rights – the beginnings

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Who would have thought that a world-class operating system could coalesce as if by magic out of part-time hacking by several thousand developers scattered all over the planet, connected only by the tenuous strands of the Internet?

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