Well the reason why I had to resurrect my old and unmaintained blog is that apparently, I have been nominated for the “Great Indian Developer Awards” in the “Top Committer” category.
I had no idea about this until now as I have received no communication from the organisers regarding the awards and I have no idea how I got nominated.
And I think this is completely Bullshit.
I don’t see any reason how I can get nominated even though I haven’t been active in the Free Software community since the last year or so.
I think there are many other people who deserve this much more than I do. Hell I don’t think I would even feature in the list of top 100 Indian Free Software developers.
To name a few, I would rather nominate the following (in no particular order):
- Gopal Vijayraghavan (PHP APC, DotGNU)
- Sayamindu Dasgupta (GNOME, OLPC)
- Kartik Mistry (Debian, OOo)
- Kumar Appaiah (Debian)
- Ananth Narayanan (Gentoo, PHP, Plan9)
- … and many others
So, the organisers, please don’t humiliate me like this and kindly take down my name from your God damned website.
I am just a Free Software enthusiast … I don’t need no award.
And in any case, I think this whole event is bullshit, just look at the other nominations and you will know. But that’s another story …