I got some spam the other day from someone asking to join their network on a social networking site. So I deleted it.

It wasn’t Facebook or MySpace or LinkedIn, it was a site called Silicon India. I got some more spam and eventually curiousity got me and I looked at the site. It looked like a real community with real users, so I created a profile.

I’m not from India, though I know some people who are (mostly co-workers). I don’t plan to do any outsourcing in India or take a job and move there. (But who knows, maybe someday I will?)

I just thought, there are technology people in India, I’m cool with meeting more technology people, maybe I could find some business contacts, or talk with people who share a passion for testing and open source tools.

Anyway, the point of the story is, I joined some testing groups, and then posted on a blog on that site and got to thinking, and the result was my previous post: Why open source businesses succeed.

It might just be wishful thinking and incoherence, but I thought I’d repost it here. I speculated that maybe someone read my blog, or looked at my resume, or found — more likely that someone was a bot fishing for email addresses, but if not, and you’re a member of Silicon India, I’d like to hear from you.

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