In our country most of the people who are entering into the software development don’t have a clear idea about what is really FOSS and they mostly think that life will be hard for them if they select any of them. Among the student community they don’t have a clear idea about the values and opportunities they can gain by working with the FOSS related technologies, such as:
- Availability of resources
- Community support
- Exposure to the community
- Other opportunities and future prospects.
I think this is mainly due to lack of awareness, and if we can create opportunities for them to get to know the values and benefits in this domain we can increase the community to a greater extent.