[LINK] Offshoring Australia vs India
tal at pacific.net.au
Fri Jan 30 14:04:45 EST 2004
On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 12:36, Roger Clarke wrote:
> "Chirgwin, Richard" <Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au>
> >Random thoughts, Linkers...
> >Australia, however, is not a developer but a consumer of IT. We get >only< a
> >short term, use-once benefit; and we do so at the cost of cutting our own
> >capability; and we don't get the payoff of stimulating our market...
no gov't in this country has ever given any more than lip-service to
hi-tech industry - wheat, wool and wood chips are about all they really
care about (ok, so coal, iron ore and yellow cake don't start with a "w"
- the point is the same.)
don't expect them to change - we'll just have to do it ourselves, and
one day, when we no longer need the money, we'll be offered R&D
subsidies and export incentives.
> ratbag leftie things
yeah, like Open Source Software - i'm involved, i've made $0.00 out of
it directly, but it does help when contracting to have active "street
cred" in the biz.
it'll take active hostility to actually stop us now, we _are_ making
progress, but the USAFTA could do it, with extra Intellectual Property
restraints on innovation, so many code-cutters have their fingers, arms
and legs crossed that it won't happen.
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