It is very disappointing to note that my article Technology that failed in India (Testing Bowl of the world) is under circulation among Indian testers through e-mails.
Now, why am I disappointed about my article being circulated all over India?
The people who are forwarding it are changing their own name and forwarding it. Now, if you are a Tester Tested reader and want to encourage me to share such learning I had, you should take this seriously and pass it on to all those who have got the mail and also to those who are about to get the mail.
If Indian testers play such a spoil sport, its going to hamper the growth of Indian Testing community.
Hey come on, its my brain child. I cant let you steal the credit!
I am writing this pretty strong as I cannot find and catch all those Indian testers who are displaying the act of plagiarism.
This blog of mine has been encouraging so many Indian testers and if you disappoint me by plagiarism, I am sure you are making me hesitant to share my future learning.
I am not sure how serious you are going to take this since you are not affected yet. I just hope Indian testers themselves do not become a barrier to other Indian testers to achieve something that India can be proud of.
This is what Michael Bolton had to say on hearing this - "A tester without integrity is a tester without credibility--and a tester without credibility won't have a career for long."
He also mentioned that such an incident happened to Cem Kaner and the community of testers there in US and Canada took it up strongly to the person who plagiarised and the author had to step down from the association and the online magazine was held.
This is India, I cannot expect an immediate revolution, yet I am hopeful.
Lets not kill each other, Lets build each other!
With tears (for fellow Indian testers behaving this way) and disappointment,