[linux-elitists] [thaths@gmail.com: Re: [silk] FOSS.IN]

Rik van Riel riel@surriel.com
Thu Dec 29 08:14:57 PST 2005

On Mon, 26 Dec 2005, Luis Rodrigo Gallardo Cruz wrote:

> I haven't been to conferences on any other country, but I get the 
> feeling that at least in Brasil and India people are much more confident 
> in their ability to participate and what keeps them from doing so is, in 
> any case, the need for job security.

I've given technical talks in Brazil, both in english and
portuguese, and the talks have usually been well attended.

The lack of open source developer jobs is the one thing
keeping Brazilian developers on other work...

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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