Quoting Raj Shekhar <rajshekhar(a)hotpop.com>om>:
H S Rai wrote:
Following is the syllabus for the students of all
colleges, which teaches MSwindows and MSword.
Most people passing out of colleges have a knowledge of working on ASP
and Oracle. It is very hard (impossible) to get freshers who would be
able to work on PHP, which is the most popular language for server side
scripting. Speaking of Oracle, you would be surprised to know that most
freshers think RDBMS = Oracle.
Not really. I am final year student of an engineering college(NITT, formerly
RECT). We use MySQL for most of our local databases. And all the old Foxbase
databases are being converted to MySQL. And PHP is being used for server side
scripting, for all intranet sites. All our intranet and internet webservers are
powered by Apache.
But I don't think, using MySQL, PHP or Latex will have any effect on the
attitude of the students. What we need is a change in the attitude of the
When I joined my college I found that many of the students were not willing to
show the source code of their programs!(Eventhough they had no idea of making
money by selling the program). One of the guys, sent us the assembly dump(gcc -
S program.c) of his program, when asked to show the source!
I was horrified by this attitude of the students. One thing I did to change
this, was to start a source code sharing site. I called it the CORE - COde
REpository. A common place where students can upload their programs(along with
the source code) and can share programming tips and tricks.(The home page of
the site, encourages the students to use the GPL license. It also has links to
essays written by Richard Stallman)
Seeing many students share their source code, the same guy who sent us the
assembly dump, uploaded his program on to the CORE along with the source code!
Today, CORE is celebrating the addition of the 50th program to its repository!
I guess, similar steps in other colleges is what is needed.
Free the Code.
Free the User.
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