[LINK] Offshoring Australia vs India
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Jan 30 14:50:52 EST 2004
webmaster at ssg.nsw.greens.org.au:
> > 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.
Whoa there! My paper from the other day expressly does *not*
characterise open source as being 'ratbag leftie'! (Left maybe,
(I was thinking of some of the more extreme elements of the
anti-World Economic Forum. I'm with them in opposing a lot of what
the wannabe 'world government' is on about; but some of the
alternative approaches that get put forward are wildly off-the-beam).
>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.
I'm completely with you on that. If only Vaile would pack up and
come home, and spend his time working on spin that makes it look like
a good thing we've deferred the negotiations for a while - Australian
economy getting ever-stronger, improved bargaining position next
year, etc., etc.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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