Indian startups love open source software. And why not? They’re free, readily available, reliable and there for the taking whenever you want it. Open source makes much of the internet and the applications we see and use today.
This is the story of givers and takers. And of a skewed balance; of reasons and excuses. The love that the startups have for open source is defined by needs they have. The one-sided relationship that the Indian startups have with the open source community turns the narrative into an unrequited love story. What is it that Indian startups lack—time, resources, reasons or just the spirit of giving back?