[linux-elitists] DJB ruckus du jour

Wayne Earl wayne@qconcepts.net
Wed Nov 13 19:11:58 PST 2002

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 07:07:05PM -0800 or therabouts, Rick Moen wrote:
> FYI, there are large software houses in Mumbai and Bangalore that specialise
> in suckering gullible North American and European companies into massive
> Java-based projects that they then construct on contract, using hordes
> of local coders whom you would not want to entrust with languages that 
> lack training wheels.

And the projects will inevitably fail, costing the company orders of
magnitude more money than if they simply hired local experienced
engineers. I have heard of dozens of companies doing this, but not a
single success story in the lot.

Eventually, word will get around the business community that this does
not work. When *FOs get burned doing this, they get BURNED. They
generally don't do this twice.

All software/admin jobs that I've seen out there these days are with
smaller companies, who desperately need a "jack of all trades" -
someone to admin the local fileservers, fix email problems, and write
internal applications. I think this is where Linux has a real chance
to shine.

> -- 
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Wayne Earl <wayne@qconcepts.net>
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