Like poetry for software.

Article on FOSS by Prof. Rahul De’

 

Open source programme creators cater to the highest standards and give away their work for free, much like Ghalib who wrote not just for money but the discerning reader Mirza Ghalib, the great poet of 19th century Delhi and one of the greatest poets in history, would have liked the idea of Open Source software. A couplet Mirza Ghalib wrote is indicative:

Bik jaate hain hum aap mata i sukhan ke saath Lekin ayar i taba i kharidar dekh kar

(translated by Ralph Russell as: I give my poetry away, and give myself along with it

But first I look for people who can value what I give).

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http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/like-poetry-for-software/article4369679.ece

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