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Indian Software Engineers: Firefox anyone?

By on Jun 20, 2008 | 6 comments

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Incredible folks at Mozilla Corporation released version 3 of kick-butt Internet Browser: Firefox. Mozilla claimed that the new version has 15,000 improvements and since I’m using it, Now, that’s an old news.

..but I’ve been thinking – while engineers at Mozilla were building the next version of the internet browser, what were our brilliant software engineers doing? Everyone knows how brilliant our software engineers are! So where’s our Firefox, fellas?

Or probably all of our engineers were busy writing (ah, or copying code from Google?) code for the clients from USA. Or is it just too difficult to write a software that brings you pages from the Internet?

Let’s ask ourselves – are we ‘engineers’ or just ‘Cheap English Speaking Software Labours’?

[No, I know you earn hell lot of money to copy code from Google. I mean ‘Cheap’ as the world sees us.].

I hope my words hurt you. Because unless it hurts, we won’t have Firefoxes coming out from India.

Let me know what you think.

The Big K
Email: thebigk@ymail.com



6 Comments

  1. Mayur

    June 20, 2008

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    Its easy to shout at people. Shouldn’t be saying the same thing, working in the same industry, knowing the same code, doing the same thing… yet cribbing about age old “why-can’t-we-do-it?” argument.

    Stop Talking. Start doing!

    I hope my words hurt you! Because if it doesn’t, you will write one more such post and win a critical acclaim.

  2. The Big K

    June 20, 2008

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    Aaaaaaaaaa! My sixth sense told me you’d comment something like “stop shouting, start doing”.

    Right now, I’m like Harsha Bhogle – who knows the game, knows how its played – but doesn’t play.

    …all said, I’m not one of those who shout from the shores. I’m just taking my time so that I don’t sink in the sea, because India won’t be able to afford that; I’m the only one, you know! 😉

  3. Mayur

    June 20, 2008

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    Big K at his diplomatic best 😉

    Good answer to fire escape. I will wait for the numero uno to show us light at the end of the tunnel. I echo your views and am myself concerned about how to take India on that very map. Lets team up!

  4. mahul

    June 28, 2008

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    Yeah, I feel very sad about this fact as well. And if u two are ready to team up to do something better than what mozilla does, count me in, I believe in the best *grin*

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