I myself being an Indian developer is ashamed to say that not many of us write open source software ( myself included ) . To be brutally honest with myself and rest of you, I think I lack personal focus, I am trying my best to fight with it and build something great. Hopefully everything turns out well. Trovalds nailed it here.
Unless we have something on our own , something that is unique to India we will all be serving the west ( Europe and USA ) . I think this should change for our country’s benefit. Let me build knowledge when I am in US and then later go back to India and work on what I am most passionate about. Life in USA has taught me humility, taught me that I am quite a useless guy – I will learn good things from here and take it back to my country. I like the fact that people here are very disciplined and organized in work, polite and considerate in public places. Nevertheless , I am really sad here – My family is back in India and I really like it back home. Hopefully when I am done with my doctorate in Computer Science- I might get to do what I truly love. I must practice discipline, restraint ( talking, spending, activities , eating … ) and focus.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;“.
This post is less on software engineering but more on my false sense of self worth at times.