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Did you know the largest majority of people visiting LMR are indians , 28 % last i checked . But if you are a regular there you will see that the contribution made by us is not even 1 %.
Unlike Americans Indian rarely contribute back , its just take take take... Thats why no one contributes anything on Ri either ... or maybe no one does anything worth contributing ... ha ha.
in india, very few people are hobbyists. most of the people are interested in robotics for their college projects only. therefore when it comes to contribution, very few are there
the name is rahul
One important factor behind Indians not contributing is lack of social security.
Look at Europe for example which has maximum number of contributors to open source software. Why? because of excellent social security.
You can sit at home developing software and govt will pay you. Of course there are some conditions to be able to do that but its possible.
In America, its slightly more commercialized. The people who help are mostly retired people with money to spare and some do it to promote their products/sites.
In India, the major goal of education is earning money. All knowledge one has is first tried for earning money. And theres nothing bad with that.
The model that will work in India is highly commercialized. There needs to be money somewhere.
Contribution to community for free will just be a side effect of commercialization.
Also there has been a major difference in USA based commercial webshops and Indian Webshops. The USA based people are open to share their product schematics but in India there are few (couple of, including DeccanRobots & Sunrom).
I have seen even the photographs of 5Amp DC Motor driver product on the product page from one of the R0b0 kit selling company website is taken such a way that the part numbers of the motor driver Mosfet are facing the other side.
Come on Indian companies, you are not inventing any thing. You are just referring to other site and making the product available locally. This is not a comment to any particular company. So no personal war here please..
Making it available locally is itself a big social responsibility. but the point is make it openly available....
Be open, Share knowledge, help the young students to grow.
I feel a lot to contribute but the constraint is of time. Some one said above rightly that we Indians are always behind securing the bread & butter. And we are groomed from childhood in such a ways that we will not share our knowledge that easily. In your childhood do you remember that you ever openly shared the secret to solve the mathematics sum which your "private class" teacher taught you?Unlike Americans Indian rarely contribute back , its just take take take... Thats why no one contributes anything on Ri either ... or maybe no one does anything worth contributing ... ha ha.
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Many time when I read RI posts ,I feel most of the members are very keen on talking than doing anything.
this should happen ,that should happen bla bla .....
No government pay you for sitting at home and not only old and retired person make contribution. only passion make it go.
while I know some very brilliant Indian people too. contribution greatly to the world in their field ,so i cannot (and never) blame India as whole.
So please Start doing !
will we ever see some real robotics diccussed here. i have tons of real robotics problem but i know no one here is capable to answere them.
lots more to say.....
will return latter ....
Last edited by avinash_g; 03-03-2010 at 07:38 AM.
So if I were in Europe, I would have quit my job already and be doing electronics all day long. And that would include contributing back.
Now, since I am in India and working in a pvt company, my pension, if any, will be a joke. With that in mind, giving anything out for free would be the last thing on my mind.
So dont think that India's passion alone can beat Europe's social security.
We need to be much more sensible than that.
We need a model that makes business sense.
No one is getting a free ride anywhere ... These guys pay unemployment tax ... For ex 8 % i think for denmark.
This is used for unemployment insurance and paying you back when you go unemployed. Here we look for bigger tax slabs , I believe everyone should be taxed if you are making money, and no free rides for anyone.
Europe is also heavily taxed. One of my friends paid flat 50 % of income in taxes ... We dont pay anything close to that.
Also unemployment pay lasts max 6 month to a year , its not life long. Also the govt will actively look for a job for you , you cant just sit at home doing ur own business and saying that your unemployed.
You can too invest in an pension plan , put in 8 % of ur annual salary in it and in 20 odd years ull have a decent pension.
also ill agree to avinash_g
95% college students waste time, they are free for 5 months every semester then mug up for last. They can contribute ... I know i did. We can keep cribbing but we all know the fault lies with us.only passion make it go.
Last edited by vikas; 03-03-2010 at 11:06 AM.